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Old 02-10-2010, 11:19 AM   #1  
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Red face I might be the fattest...

So, this morning I dragged my sleepy butt to the gym for a 6AM spin class. I did this class a year ago and I only lasted one class. It totally kicked my butt and I left with my tail between my legs, too embarrassed (and sore) to ever attempt it again. (I'm more of a runner anyway!)

But right now my running bra is too small ::sigh:: and spinning was the only group fitness class offered this morning, so I went for it.

And, while I was very nearly the fattest person in the room, I was definitely not the least fit! I was able to keep up this time around! I stayed with the cadence and stayed out of my seat the whole time I was supposed to. And there were other "skinnier" people in the room (the ones who I'm always so intimidated by) who weren't keeping up as well!

So, I know it's not healthy to compare myself to other people at the gym. It's a habit that has been 25 years in the making, though. I'm working on it, I promise. It just felt good to be able to keep up and see that maybe I'm not as bad as I make myself believe sometimes.
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Old 02-10-2010, 11:26 AM   #2  
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Old 02-10-2010, 11:39 AM   #3  
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That is so awesome! Go you! I've always wanted to try spinning but I'm very intimidated. I'm impressed!
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Old 02-10-2010, 11:46 AM   #4  
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Good job! I'm not sure I'd like spinning. Those skinny seats on bikes make my butt hurt.
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Old 02-10-2010, 12:02 PM   #5  
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Thanks, everyone! The seat is definitely a challenge. I have biking shorts with a padded butt (like I need any extra padding back there!) that seem to help.
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Whoot. Keep up the great work.
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Old 02-10-2010, 12:40 PM   #7  
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Good for you! I think that's awesome. I've been eyeing some spinning classes, but know I'd end up with my tail between my legs and too embarassed to ever go back...
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evoo-- Just jump in there! If I can do it, anyone can. But I do highly recommend the padded butt cycling shorts.
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Cycling shorts? On second thought, maybe spinning is not for me...
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How awesome! Sounds like a great workout!
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Keep it up! Intimidate those skinny girls.
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