Spin Class

Last week my co-worker asked me if I’d like to go with her to a Spin Class at her gym. I agreed despite my completely irrational fears surrounding fitness classes and “spinning” in general…because I like her, and she asked, and she had never been before either, and hey I SHOULD TRY NEW THINGS. All day I stressed about it because I’ve seen a spin class in action…mostly on Biggest Loser, and honestly, I hate sweating. I really do. I mean, I workout, and I always sweat when I work out, but those people on Biggest Loser look like they are spinning in the deserts of Mexico (Mexico has deserts right?!) and then, a lot of them puke, or even cry, and Bob always yells “COME ON MOSES, GET YOUR ASS UP OFF THAT BIKE!”

Anyway, I went. And now…I can’t stop going. My butt hurts the next day, oh man it really hurts, but I love the class. I feel awesome afterwards and my legs feel like noodles but I keep going back. I went on Wednesday too and then talked about how much I love spinning all day on Thursday which then convinced me to go again on Thursday night. So here I am, on Friday, thinking about how much I love spinning. I have no idea what is so great about it but its the first fitness related activity that I actually want to do. Co-Worker and I can’t stop talking about it, and our conversations about it go something like this:

Me: SPINNING!!! Oh my gosh I can’t stop thinking about it.

Her: I know. I love it so much.

Me: I have a crush on our instructor. Not the lesbian kind…well ok kind of the lesbian kind, but shes so awesome!

Her: HER ARMS!

Me: I know it. And the stuff she says, gosh its like, I dont know, I just love it. “Hard and Heavy now”

Her: Back in the saddle

Me: We are going downhill now. And Back up!

30 minutes passes…

Her: I just want to go to spin class right now.

Me: Me too! Oh my gosh I can’t stop thinking about it. We are spinners, we are like awesome spinning people.

Her: I know, we kickass. In 1 Year I want to teach a spin class.

Me: OH MY GOSH ME TOO!!! SO BADLY!!!

10 minutes passes…

Me: I love the music too.

Her: oh my gosh heck yeah! WHOO WHOO!

Me: its seriously so awesome, PUMPS ME UP!

Her: I know when it goes techno, its about to get serious.

Me: Oh my gosh. Daft Punk! I want Daft Punk for my spin class!

20 minutes later….

Her: Is it time to go home yet?

Me: I dont know, I hope so, I really want to go spin.

..some odd time passes…

Her: Is it 4’o clock?

Me: (yells loudly) I JUST WANT TO GO TO SPIN CLASS!

Her: WHOO WHOO!!!

**I’d like to formally apologize to our co-workers who are sick of us talking about spin class.

Goals.

So I read this tweet by Jillian Michaels and I shared it with Denise (@snazzy_mcgee) today when we had coffee, and while I was explaining it to her I realized along the way how much sense it all made so I thought I would post it.

Jillian Michaels
Smart Tip: Most people sabotage themselves because they aren’t mindful in the moment. Let your daily actions be governed by your goals & dreams.  Whenever you are making an important decision first ask if it gets you closer to your goals or farther away. If the answer is closer, pull the trigger. If it’s farther away make a different choice. Conscious choice making is a critical step in making your dreams a reality.

I love this. Whether it be about food, or friendships, or what time you set your alarm for the morning…you can choose to be mindful and aware of how your decisions can make all the difference. What do you all think? Make sense to you?