Saturday, 1 September 2007

"Pedal faster", she said

And I thought "I'm going as fast as I can here!". And she said "Turn the resistance up further!" And I thought, "no flippin' chance, my thighs are protesting enough as it is!".

So yesterday I finally remembered the way to the gym and even persuaded Hubby to join me for RPM (you may know it as spinning). It is over a year since I last did any serious sport, and my little legs pedalled and pedalled and my little heart pumped and pumped. And today my little bum is saddle sore. Hubby said he really enjoyed it but I think this is more to do with the lithe and sculpted fitness instructor than the actual cardio workout. I could be wrong...

So anyway, feeling quite pleased with myself as I'm finally getting myself organised and back into a fitness regime. And quite honestly, while RPM makes you all hot and sweaty and feeling like you might just drop dead off the bike, suddenly it's all over and you're doing nice stretching exercises to warm down. And you also observe that everyone else is looking hot and sweaty, even the girl with the perfectly toned derriere and that guy who looks like he's a Tour de France pro racer with his enormous musclely thighs and calves. Yes, OK, they probably turned the resistance up all the way, but never mind. It's not like step where you're the only one who can't get the routine right and are constantly two steps behind everyone else. In fact, I quite like RPM. Maybe I will succeed in saying au revoir to my disgraceful pot-belly by the end of the year... Wish me luck.

6 comments:

Stratford Girl said...
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Stratford Girl said...

Well done you! After my running frenzy a few months ago I have been very very lazy ... perhaps I should give RPM/ spinning a go!

Lis of the North said...

Let's just see if I stick at it ;)))
I would definitely recommend RPM. You can "adapt" the pace to your limits, but the whole ambience of the class pushes you to keep pedalling and go faster. It's motivating.

Ghosty said...

RPM? Spinning? Oof, I don't think I could handle this ... seems there's lots of pressure to push push push - and I'm not 30 anymore! But I do need to get myself to the gym ...

sugar007 said...

I love spinning, absolutely love it. So addictive especially with great music. As a gym hater, this is the only thing that I went to the gym for. Great for thighs and bum but not great for upper body stuff!! Stick at it lady, you will soon have a derriere that you could crush walnuts on ;-)

Lis of the North said...

Y'know Ghosty, my brother says 'why don't you just go out on your bike?' Well, that's fine but I'd just ruide along really sedately and avoid any hills at all costs! I need some pushing ;)

Sugar! Thank you, btw, for the parcels ;) I posted another one off for you (old address!!).
A derriere to crush walnuts on you say...? We'll see ;)
PS - I'm a gym hater too, but RPM is such good fun. In a tiring way.