and now we'll discuss SPIN CLASS. I have seen the people coming out of spin class. They are hot. They are sweaty. They hold towels in their hand that were used to collect their sweat. I know I need to work on my quads (look at me being all technical!!) and I was told by Nikki that Spinning would help me gain some strength in that area. This morning as I was checking Corbin in to the child care area, I noticed the gal who signed in before me wrote that she was going to be in the Spin class. I stopped her & asked when it was starting - fifteen minutes! This was my chance to give Spin a try & I was going to take it.
THIS IS THE PROBLEM WITH SPIN THAT NO ONE WILL WARN YOU ABOUT:But I'll get to that demon in a minute. I came in to the spin room & my good friend Nikki was teaching the class. For whatever reason, they keep this room rather dark- the walls are painted black & there's "foam" tacked on the walls to absorb (the screams?) sound. Nikki came over & helped me adjust the bike & showed me how to change the resistance. She suggested that since it was my first time I should not do the "jumps" (when you quickly go from a sitting to standing position while rapidly peddling) and that I could even choose to not stand up while biking. Once the music started & we were all peddling, I really got into it! When the other class members were doing their jumps, I stayed in the standing position and kept up a fast pace. I had sweat RUNNING off of my face which is the kind of workout I have not had in a while. I loved it. What did I not love about Spinning...?
This is more my speed.
HOWEVER... I will be back to Spin class. I could see myself doing Spin a couple of times a week, regularly. I really liked it!
Here's the biggest lesson I learned this week:
I can do it.
With both of the classes I attended, I walked in thinking "I'll see how this goes & I can walk out after 20-30 minutes if I don't like it." Instead, I walked out thinking I COMPLETED THAT CLASS AND DID MY BEST.
... and I'll be even better, next time. (and there will be a next time)
So here's my challenge for my Bloggers, out there - - what have YOU done, lately, that was outside of YOUR comfort zone? I challenge you to challenge yourself. You'll be surprised at what you can do.