I love Spinning.

Like many mums, I am short on time. So, when I exercise, I want high intensity to get the maximum out of it.

I never was a gym goer at school. I was always the chubby one, that never got picked for netball or rounders. In fact, I was on the C team for rounders. Oh the shame. It’s not really until university that I discovered the power of exercise, and how it can make you feel. I have dabbled with running (well, jogging, who am I kidding?) but Spinning is my current favourite. I love the music, and it’s definitely making me fitter and stronger. I am sure I only handled our 18 mile bike ride through the New Forest because of the recent Spinning classes I’ve been going to.

That’s not to say I find Spinning easy. Far from it.

Thoughts that go through my head whilst Spinning

1. “Is everyone alright with their bikes?” Not really, but must keep quiet so not to look like the class eejit.

2. This is amazing! This is the closest I’ve got to clubbing in years!

3. I am channeling my inner Laura Trott! I will have thighs of steal!

4. I’m getting a bit tired now. How long have we been going? 7 minutes?! FFS.

5. Need to pace myself – no one will know if I only turn the resistance up a quarter of a turn.

6. The instructor sounds like he’s training to be a midwife on One Born Every Minute with his constant screaming “Push PUSH PUUUUSSSSSH!!!!” It’s like being back in labour.

7. Why is he allowed to get off the bike for a breather to check up on us? You get back on and push, man!!

8. Oh crap, I think he’s noticed. Pretend to notch up the resistance a bit.

9. I wonder if everyone else is getting poked in the bum by the seat, or do I just have my bike set up wrong?

10. No, I think I can see some definite poking going on with that man over there. Better stop looking.

11. “90% should feel heavy” – YOU’RE TELLING ME!

12. I wonder if I should invest in some padded shorts. That man’s got some. Maybe he doesn’t feel the poking/pain/general discomfort?

13. Push ups? I’m sorry, what?! I thought this was cycling. No, just no.

14. My legs are so dead I’m pretty sure I’m going to fall off Bridget Jones style.

15. Oh good, my favourite bit, the stretches. But wait, seven second stretches are pointless! Drop a track next time so I can stretch properly, you great big doofus!

16. Thank God that’s over.

17. Feel sick.

18. Foof hurts.

19. Can’t walk.

20. Better go home and eat some chocolate to recover whilst watching Bake Off.

See, Spinning is great!

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    • 27th October 2016 at 8:11 pm
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      Haha you have to try it! It’s so good honestly! Thanks for hosting x

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  • 27th October 2016 at 10:58 pm
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    I’m really sad because I thought this would be about spinning wool on a spinning wheel, not on an exercise bike haha. But you have just named every single reason I will never do exercise, but go you! It’s amazing you put yourself through it hahaah! #ablogginggoodtime

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    • 28th October 2016 at 7:07 am
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      Hahahah that’s so funny! I can’t see to save my life!
      Thanks for stopping by x

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  • 28th October 2016 at 10:43 pm
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    Spinning is so tough!! I did for a while years back when I was more youthful. I don’t think I’d brave it now! #SharingtheBlogLove

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  • 29th October 2016 at 2:51 pm
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    Love this ! And so impressed that you spin – those classes look terrifying #fortheloveofblog

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    • 29th October 2016 at 2:59 pm
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      Haha it’s fun really! Everyone thinks it’s hard core but you can go at your own pace really, as long as you’re good at covering up your resistance! Thanks for reading X

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  • 31st October 2016 at 2:52 pm
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    Haha, I’ve always thought spinning looked terrifying and you’ve just reinforced that! I’m not a fan of group exercise in general – I don’t respond well to being shouted at and pushed beyond my comfort zone! I’m much happier running where I can get a bit of alone time at the same time as exercising. Thanks for joining us again at #SharingtheBlogLove
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    • 31st October 2016 at 3:06 pm
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      Haha – the shouting is sometimes unnecessary I feel! But I do love it, and I find I prefer exercising in a class. Thanks for reading and hosting x

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  • 31st October 2016 at 9:14 pm
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    Love it! Recently discovered spinning then broke my elbow! Lol…

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    • 31st October 2016 at 9:15 pm
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      Oh no! Poor you! Hope it heals quickly and you are all better soon. Definitely give it a miss until then!

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  • 31st October 2016 at 10:15 pm
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    Hee hee – this takes me back. Pre-twins I was addicted to spinning but haven’t been in years – think it would kill me now!!! Fab post. xx

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    • 1st November 2016 at 8:24 am
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      Thanks hun xx

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  • 1st November 2016 at 1:07 pm
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    Ha! So funny 🙂 I have had similar hot yoga feelings. I am actually scared to return.

    #bigpinklink

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    • 1st November 2016 at 5:07 pm
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      Oh I am so bad at Yoga, so inflexible! Thanks for reading x

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  • 2nd November 2016 at 2:10 pm
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    Oh my gosh how funny. I am literally too scared to even try spinning for the fear of being the class idiot. I think I’d end up in tears. I’m down for your recovery method though! #fortheloveofblog

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    • 2nd November 2016 at 2:13 pm
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      Haha, that is the best bit to be fair! Thanks for reading 🙂

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    • 3rd November 2016 at 7:56 am
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      I skip to that part nearly every night to be fair! Thanks for your lovely comment x

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