Monday, April 28, 2008


I decided recently that I needed to shake up my exercise routine. My weight is plateau-ing, and I needed a change. So a friend (who, by the way, trains people in extreme exercise body camp thing-ies) recommended I try spinning. Ok, I thought, I can do that.

What made me think THAT was a good idea???

Hard? HARD??? Hard is an understatement. Let's just say I did an HOUR LONG class for my first spin- and it KICKED MY BUTT. (Excuse my french). I was drenched from head to toe. I went home and refused to eat anything for most of the day because, doggoneit, those calories were HARD to lose, I wasn't about to waste them on FOOD.

Then guess what? I went back for more. And more.

I've done two more classes, both 45 minutes. And I *think*- think- MAYbe- that it's getting a bit more do-able. Maybe.

And when I leave I feel like I've REALLY *done* something. It's hard, but I KNOW I'm getting a workout. And it makes me VERY careful about what I eat.

P.S.- I've also started running about 3 miles on alternate days. And I know I need to weight train, but I really HATE it. It's just SO not fun. I like to move my body, and my IBS-C gut really likes it when I do. Any ideas on what I could do to make weight training better?


Mary J said...

you should look at
I am using some of their ideas on weight training. If it is the weights you have a problem with, use the band. I love the band and ball.

Spinning, uh no. Well not until I can find a GOOD pair of bike shorts that don't leave me waddling after a spin class. Those seats are HARSH!

Anonymous said...

I go back and forth between cardio and weight training. I don't usually do them both together. I LOVE SPINNING!!! LOVE IT! LOVE IT! LOVE IT! It's so easy to push yourself. Can't get enough of it!! Have you had one of Johnny's classes at ESAC yet? I don't know if she goes out to WA but if you ever get a chance she is by FAR the BEST ESAC has to offer!!!!

MichaelPolutta said...

Look into the training style called "Crossfit." Many of the exercises are body weight exercises. The variety is ridiculous, and so is the soreness. This is also the most intense workout regimen I have ever tried to follow. I am loving it. Coolest thing, besides all that - the workouts do not take a long time. (intensity level is HIGH)

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