Day 190 – Spinning


Last week I was nonchalantly chatting with JT  about how I’d like to try a spinning class someday.  As the conversation progressed he laid out his training schedule for spring break.  He and his wife are going on a huge bike trek through the state of Louisiana in April.  Other treks have included Route 66  and even Death Valley.  So you could imagine my surprise when I heard from another friend that I was expected to join in with him on a spinning class on Tuesday morning.  It really never sank in that some how during last weeks lunch duty I had made  these plans with JT. 
      I am fortunate enough to work with some of the most amazing teachers that are actually my friends.  They are so supportive with every little step I make towards a healthy lifestyle.  When I applied for Biggest Loser in 2008 the casting director asked if there was anyone at my school that I could team up with.  Well my school has the healthiest teachers around. They bike, snow machine, cross-country ski, swim, weight lift, run etc.  This group of teachers are on the move.  So with every effort I make they really cheer me on and I am very thankful.
       So when I heard from Mac that JT was expecting me I just had to go.  I got there early enough to join the gym but not early enough to set my bike up.  Mac and I ran in and she adjusted the seat for me and we were off.  I couldn’t reach my toes to lock in my shoes to the peddles so I just faked it.  There was JT sitting tall and peddling away.  He advised me to do half of everything the instructor was doing.  If she was at a 10 be at a 5.  I couldn’t believe I was doing it.  I was keeping up to the best of my ability.  I was worried about my knee but it didn’t hurt.  Oh but my seat!  Good greif my butt was hurting so bad.  OH the pain!  In the past I was worried about the pain but I remembered what JT would say “You gotta have your seat time everyday.”  Now he was right next to me and he asked me, “If I was familiar with the bike yet?” My answer was, “In more ways than any one has been.”  Besides the pain I had a blast.  The music was great the instructor was kind.  She even came over and strapped my feet in.  That was a little embarrassing but quickly I got over it because we were UP and then we were Down!  I did have to release my left foot from the strap because my knee started to hurt.  I think I just need to adjust the seat next time.  But oh my gosh I had a blast! In the end I was very proud of myself.  I had tried something that I had thought I wouldn’t be able to do for a least 100 lbs from now.  Hmm what else can I do?


  1. I just love hearing that you got outside of your comfort zone and tried something new… and loved it! Yay you!

  2. This is cool Shelli! I think they have cushions for the bike seats that you can buy and bring with you to the gym. You are doing great!

  3. That’s awesome, Shelli! Trying new things all the time, huh? This week of yours really is motivating me!

  4. WOW! That is very impressive Shelli! So cool that you did this.

  5. Woo hoo!!! That’s fantastic. I can relate to the butt pain though, I wanna get one of those seats like they have on trikes…lol. I’m so impressed by you!

    So what’s next girlie??

  6. How cool! You can do anything you set your mind to 😀

  7. Way to go, Shelli! You are braver than me – I have yet to try spinning. Keep up the hard work!

    • Thanks for stopping by it really means a lot to me.

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