Posted on January 26, 2015
My first spin class ever & I need your advice
Do you ever feel like it’s been forever since you made progress on something, only to look back one day and think dang, I’ve come so far?
That was me yesterday. Every day I see & feel a little progress post surgery, but yesterday was the first time I really felt amazing. No pain, minimal soreness and a lot of energy. As I sat on the couch last night I asked Mike a few questions.
Me: “Hey, do you remember when you had to help me sit down on the couch, and get in & out of the shower?”
Me: “You didn’t even try and take advantage of me, thanks.”
Him: “At the time, you weren’t that attractive.”
Thanks Honey, great confidence builder.
I encourage you to stop and take a look back at something you’ve been working on. Your progress overall just might surprise you. 🙂
Speaking of progress, Saturday I took my first ever spin class. Hope this doesn’t come across the wrong way, but I kinda thought running was a little more intense, thus being a harder workout than cycling. Um I was wrong. So so wrong. Please forgive me.
Going in, I knew there was a chance my hip and/or quad would not let me complete the whole class, so I was prepared to call it quits if anything started to hurt. On a side note, do you know how hard it is to listen to your body instead of an instructor pushing the class to do more? She was amazing and I am certainly not talking down on her at all – she was fantastic! It just took a little more mental effort than I anticipated to listen to my body.
Foam rolling like a champ, possibly maybe most likely cursing like a sailor.
I eased into it and kept my RPM’s a bit lower than instructed and felt amazing. The last 15 minutes or so, while the rest of the class stood up and climbed some major hills. One day I will join them. Hopefully soon!
I took it easy as if riding on a long, flat road, then spent a lot of time stretching & foam rolling after. So happy I was able to finish the class and felt amazing after! I seriously can’t wait to take another class or find a cycling workout to do on my own.
Ooh in other super awesome news, I now have this range of motion. (Above) It’s still really tight & sore but progress is progress.
We lucked out with come incredible weather (okay when do we not, but still) it was 81 which means we went topless and naked all weekend looking for trouble. #nevermoving #ever #eveniftheresafire
Now I need your help. I’m looking into upgrading to the fitbit charge HR or the Garmin Vivosmart fitness watch. Any recommendations are very much welcome.
I have been using my fitbit flex during recovery to help gauge progress. It has especially been helpful to pinpoint why, at times I’m in so much pain. Like the walk on the beach with Em last weekend. I was in so much pain the next day & could barley walk. After looking at the app, I realized it was the most steps I had taken since before surgery. Well no wonder.
I’m interested in a heart rate monitor, waterproof for pool running, counting steps & distance. Oh and really cool colors if possible. A girl likes color options, duh.
Do you have a fitness watch? If so, which one & please tell me about it.
If you don’t have a watch and/or are on the market for one, which ones are you looking at?
Anyone have a favorite spin workout or any tips for beginners?