The Spin Class That Almost Wasn’t
|February 4, 2011||Posted by Katy under Breakfast, Dinner, Injuries, Inspiration, Lunch|
“When faced with a challenge, look for a way, not a way out.” -David Weatherford
Good evening and happy Friday! Hope you all have a great weekend ahead of you! After a week filled with ups and downs, I am home for the weekend to spend time with my parents and mentally reset. Sometimes we need that in life.
I only had one class today, my 10am theory class, so I was able to sleep in until 8:30!
- 1 container Chobani Plain Greek Yogurt
- 1/4 c. multi-grain oats
- 1/2 c. blueberries
- 10 almonds
I was trying to clean out the fridge before going home.
After class I spent the majority of the afternoon writing my giveaway post, catching up on E-mails and packing. Before I knew it, it was almost 1:30 and I needed to get on the road. I debated going to Subway and getting something to go, but I decided to save a little money and make a “school” lunch for the road.
PB flour and raspberry preserves on Ezekiel bread with two (un-pictured) carrots and a green monster for the road.
In the mix:
- Half of a frozen banana
- 3/4 c. frozen peaches
- Handful of spinach
- Scoop of protein powder
Who needs coffee when you can get energy from a drink like this?
Once I got home, my mom and I decided to head to the local gym, where I got in on a guest pass. I saw that they had a spin class at 6pm called “Happy Hour”, so I arrived at 5:45 to get some help setting up. A (rather eager) gentleman helped me set up my bike which was nice, but he would NOT stop talking. I can be a pretty quiet person, so I kept nodding my head and smiling. More people began trickling into the class and setting up. I decided to warm up a little bit so I cycled, and cycled, and cycled. 6 o’clock came and went. Then 6:05, 6:10, 6:15. By 6:20 we were starting to get concerned because our teacher had not shown up yet, so we contacted the front desk. 20 minutes later (6:40), we were told that the primary instructor was out of town and the substitute had gotten held up at her other job, but would be willing to teach the class from 7:40-8:20. Some people decided to leave, but since I was almost at the 1 hour mark, I decided to finish out my workout. Then at 6:50, an instructor who was teaching a cardio class downstairs came up and offered to teach the class for the remaining people. I decided to stay for a little bit, to just get a taste of a real spin class. And the verdict is….
I LOVED IT! Even though I only did it for 10 minutes, I had SO much fun and definitely worked up a sweat! I never thought I would ever take a spin class, but now I’m hooked! I think it’s a great way for me to maintain cardio shape while not putting any strain on my leg! This is definitely something I will be using as a cross-training workout!
I promise that the next class I do, I will have a full recap and my thoughts. But let me tell you. those 10 minutes of a “real class,” I loved! Overall, I was on the bike for 1 hour and 5 minutes and went 23.6 miles.
All of that cycling definitely worked up a sweat!
I dug around in the freezer and found some frozen salmon fillets. I pan cooked it with lemon juice and 1 T Frank’s RedHot Sauce. Definitely a good combination. I highly recommend it.
I served it on top of a mixed green salad and roasted veggies.
Odds and Ends:
- Make sure you enter my giveaway! You have four ways to enter and each way counts as a separate entry!
- Thank you again to everyone who has expressed interest in guest posts! I love the ideas!
Shower and then bed! Long and busy day tomorrow! Have a great weekend!