made it through the first night of spin class!!

on 2/22/12 12:51 am
RNY on 02/04/11 with
The new session started this week at the YMCA. I'm just over one year out and my weight has been stalled for a few months now.    :(

I decided I REALLY need to bump up my workout intensities, so I signed up for a 45 minute spin class. Boy, was it a workout!!! I've never done it before. I watched every second click by on the clock. But, I perservered and stuck with it! Granted, my speed and my resistance probably were slow & easy, but my goal for last night was to just make it through the class! I wasn't able to do all of the standing up that they did, but I made it through--that's all that matters to me at this point. The class made me realize that I'm totally not in the best of shape cardio-wise, which I pretty much already knew--it just reinforced the fact I need to work at it. (I don't mind doing weight training, but I've never been a big cardio person.) Anyways, I just wanted to share my excitement at surviving my first night of spin!

I know with each class I do that I'll become a little more cardio-healthy. That's my goal!
  SW/258.5 Surgery Weight/249 CW/149.5 GW/140
on 2/22/12 1:24 am
Woot! Keep going, you'll get addicted fast! I love my 2x a week 6am Spin class!

Just keep pushing it every time, and before you know it you'll be doing everything.

Good luck,


:Danni  >>>AIDS/LifeCycle 10 & 11 Finisher: 545miles on the bike in 7 days <<<
HW390/SW340/CW 208/GW170


on 2/22/12 1:34 am - Granada Hills, CA
 I remember my first spin class not too long ago. I actually couldn't wait to stand up because I didn't want to spend another second on the seat. 

Now I'm addicted. - my journey to sexy skinny bitch status

11/16/12 - Got my Body by Sauceda - arms, Bl/BA, LBL, thigh lift. 

HW 420/ SW 335 /CW 200    85 lbs lost pre-op / 135 post op


Paul C.
on 2/22/12 2:29 am - Cumming, GA
 Congrats on sticking it out for the finish!

I was terrified of trying spin class and now I Typically do 3 1 hour classes and a 2 hour endurance class on Sunday.  With the right person leading the class time will fly.  Just work at your own level but be honest and if you think you can push a bit harder then push a bit harder.  Getting out of the saddle does take some getting used to and can be murder on the legs, but that is what we are there for a good solid workout.
Paul C.
First 5K 9/27/20 46:32 - 11 weeks post op  (PR 28:55 8/15/11)
First 10K 7/04/2011 1:03      
      First 15K 9/18/2011 1:37
First Half Marathon 10/02/2011 2:27:44 (
PR 2:24:35)   
First Half Ironman 9/30/12 7:32:04
on 2/22/12 4:03 am - Collierville, TN
 Thanks for sharing.  I am a bit intimidated by the spin classes.  Maybe next week I will be brave and give it a try!!!

Lots of 5K's, 10K's., 4 1/2 Marathons, 3 Sprint Triathlon done. 2 Olympics and my  First IRONMAN 70.3 September 2013 and First Full Marathon Dec 2013  !!!!!

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on 2/22/12 7:00 am - Fort Worth, TX
Congrats on knockin out your first Spin Class! Keep going back, its a wonderful workout....
Your Friend In Health & Sport,

Dan Benintendi - OH Support Group Leader
Support Group:

on 2/22/12 8:50 am - Royal Oak, MI
I love my spin class. Our instructor rocks, too. Which makes that hour worth it. 

Keep going back!

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