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I have discovered it is really hard to be Queen in a household with 3 princesses! Somebody is always borrowing my tiara! Well in between hunting my stuff down I am the proclaimed Queen in the Land of fluff (where my husband swears one day that he will die from glitter lung (you get the picture!) Besides that I am a dieting, exercising, crafting, biblestudying kind of girl.
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Thursday, July 21, 2011

Spinning at Sky Gym

I took my first spin class yesterday at Sky Gym in Tulsa, Ok.

I had been to intimidated to try spin class for the following reasons: 1). I heard you have to get there early to get a bike and I was unsure what early meant. 2) notice that on the spin bike you can or need to adjust 3 areas on the bike : seat height. Handlebar height, and handlebar distance. I was not sure how to do this, and if there would be enough time for a newbie like myself to figure it out. 3) I wasn't sure if I could keep up.

Wow! I know when I considered all those things, no wonder I was a little afraid of trying spin class. However I love the class "Body Pump" and I have taken it from several different trainers. I know now who my favorite trainer is. (I would encourage anyone new working out at a gym, to try different trainers or teachers that teach the same class. Not all trainers are alike. Just like you don't want to best friends with EVERYONE you meet. You are going to like different trainers better for a variety of reasons.) My favorite trainer is Leslie she is high energy, instructional, encouraging and keeps it fun. A lot of the trainers teach several different classes. So when I decided to branch out and try spin class, I looked to see if she also taught spinning. Sure enough she did, so I picked her class to be my intro into the world of spinning.

I found it fun! Low impact, aerobic. The workout is customizable like body pump through resistance you adjust on the bike and the number of rotation you pedal the bike. My fast is so not there fast -yet! I look forward to improving and having fun in this class! (by the way early is 30/40 mins prior to class starting: it allows set up of the bike adjustments, and warm up time). Also Everyone in the class was so friendly and helpful -I am not kidding. 3 different ladies came up and gave me helpful information before class began, or helped me get my bike prepped! There were all sizes and shapes in this class. The music was fun, and I really broke a sweat- I hope adding this class to my weekly work out routine will help me bust through my weight loss plateau that I have hit, the last 2 1/2 weeks. (latest update: 56.3 pounds down since January, and holding -ugh! 44 pounds left to go!)
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  1. I am a member of an online site called "My Fitness Pal".com (myfitnesspal.com) It has helped me keep regular track of everything I eat and all of my exercise, my weight loss/gain. I started back the end of January but have only managed to lose 20 pounds so far. I am not letting it bother me too much cuz I know I'll just keep at it and eventually I'll whittle it down. I have a friend on there that 'discovered' spin classes and she is addicted to them! She has really lost the weight! I think sometimes just changing up your routine helps. Keep going!

  2. Amy - I have immensely enjoyed watching your journey, and I am beyond proud of you!!

    Some good words from our beloved Paul:
    "Fight the good fight, finish the race, keep the faith."
    I Tim 4:7
    "You can do ALL things through Christ who strengthens you!"
    Phil 4:13

    Love U!

  3. Spin class is not for the faint of heart. Last time I tried it (years ago), I almost passed out. The room was small and hot and I hadn't eaten enough that morning. Now I'm afraid to try it again.

  4. I love your blog! Now come try Crossfit with us! It's lots of fun and not as intimidating as one might think. Every exercise can be modified to fit your specific needs, it's awesome! You can try it out for a few weeks for free to see if you like it (u will). They offer many classes throughout the day to fit your schedule. I prefer the early bird class at 6am. All the instructors are friendly, knowledgeable and the best out there. Hope to see you there!



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