I’m trying it one more time. Is exactly what I told myself about spinning. But before we get into spinning, first Jessica and I hit up the weights.
We worked our shoulders and back.
And we did some Ab work (my least favorite, but most needed as you can see by my belly!)
I was really enjoying our shoulder/back/Ab work out. I had completely forgotten we were about to meet up with my nemesis.
We went into the class early, and before we could talk to the instructor about what I’m doing wrong, another girl snagged her. I had been having knee pain during and after the class. Jessica gave me a few pointers:
1. Keep my feet flat (I know I was pointing my toes in the classes before)
2. Make sure you are allowing for the circle motion, complete the circle.
3. Keep your knees in
4. Push up and down with your legs.
5. Keep your “angry-because-I’m-working-so-hard-and-I-like-it” face on at all times.
And guess what?? The pain in my knee only came up for a few minutes. And I’m pretty sure it was because I didn’t have the setting high enough. Yay me! So I guess you can’t just go to a spin class and expect to just pretend like its a normal bike and pedal. You really have to focus on your core, and your thighs. It seems like a given, but it wasn’t for me. I was pedaling with my feet/knees, hence the pain. Once I focused on getting a good thigh work out, NO PAIN! Woot!
And guess what? I Almost pedaled 19 miles!
After all that fun stuff, I was craving my oatmeal.
And some Real Housewives.
Love me some juicy dramatic reality TV. Ya buddy!
Thoughts on spinning?
What’s your favorite reality TV show?