Putting on my Big Girl Pants

Instead of taking my normal lunch hour to hit the gym, I decided to try the Spinning Strength class tonight instead. I’ve only tried Spinning Interval, and am worried but excited about the strength class. It’s with Rachel, the instructor I wasn’t thrilled about from last Thursday’s class, but it was that, or wait until Thursday night’s spin class. Lord knows I’m the most impatient girl in town.

I put on my big girl pants and hit the gym, where I warmed up by going for a quick 1 mile run before heading into the spinning room. I was expecting hell, but it wasn’t as painful as I was expecting. I did manage to sweat away 27 pounds. Rachel played a MUCH better soundtrack, including Welcome to the Jungle and Thriller.

Haha perfect! Thriller meets Jungle

I really wasn’t excited about going to spinning and I did contemplate not going, but I’m SO glad I decided to. I’ve never regretted a workout, and spinning always seems to fly by for me. I know that if I want to see results that sometimes I have to make choices I necessarily don’t want to. There were times during the class that I didn’t want to increase my resistance and would have preferred to take it easy, but what Rachel said really resonated with me. While climbing a big hill, she reminded us that if we didn’t add resistance and give it our all, then we were wasting our own time. At that point I increased my resistance and proceeded to kick my own ass.

I’m proud of the individual and athlete that I am turning into, and if I learned anything today, it’s that if you put in the effort and stick with it, you’ll be rewarded and feel great.

Time to relax!


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