Day 190 – Spinning03/17/2010
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?