Ladies: Let’s Get Real about Spinning!
About a year and a half ago, my family joined the local YMCA, after talking about it for 2 years. I was excited that we were finally making the decision and it was a good one for our family’s health. There is so much to do there! Swim, play basketball, walk the indoor track, etc. I’m not gonna lie though. The 2 hours of FREE Child Watch sold us! #sorrynotsorry
Now that we were finally members, and my kids were well cared for, what would I do? Initially, I stayed in my “comfort zone”….treadmill, stairclimber, and weight machines. Months went by before I decided to look at group classes. “Body Pump”, “Zumba”, “Tai Chi” all intimidated the hell out of me. Except for “Spinning”. I thought “this will be fun, I’ll just pedal and listen to some music!”
I walked into class and there were about 7 people all ready to go. I had to move my bike to the middle of the floor. Little awkward, but I figured it out. I got on the bike and it was about 3 feet too high for me. It took me what felt like 10 minutes just to lower it. Then, the lights went off. Hopefully my bike was ready because I couldn’t see shit! The music was loud and our instructor began to give instructions over her badass headset mic thingy. Within 20 seconds, my foot flew out of the pedal, which apparently I had not properly strapped down. But, I didn’t care. I was loving the music. It was loud, fun and something other than KidzBop. (You feel me, right?) So far, so good.
Until it wasn’t.
The combination of different pedal speeds, and going from sitting (and pedaling) to standing (and pedaling), left me feeling a little naive. My butt already hurt! Spinning is an intense workout that burns calories and kicks your butt. I know that now. Kudos to all you “spinners” out there!
The worst part….the pantiliner I was wearing was beginning to act as vaginal sandpaper. It’s bad enough that I can’t laugh, cough or exercise without wetting myself, but now this!? During that 45 minute class, my undercarriage got chafed and abrased. I didn’t know how bad it was until class was over. O.M.G. Why didn’t I know about this? I’ve heard people say that depending on the seat, you could have comfort issues, but not this! Lesson learned, I guess!
I know what you’re thinking. Why would I share this embarrassing story?
I share as a PSA for the ladies. I don’t want you making this same mistake!
So….will I try spinning again? MAYBE.
But for now, it’s back to the treadmill……….
Have a spinning story? Share yours in the comments! This is a judgment-free zone!