My thoughts when Spinning

My thoughts when Spinning

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!



The Pramshed

This Mum's Life



  1. 27th October 2016 / 7:12 pm

    I’ve never done spinning but it sounds like hell. No 18 made me LOL. Thank you for linking up to #ablogginggoodtime

    • thisismenow
      27th October 2016 / 8:11 pm

      Haha you have to try it! It’s so good honestly! Thanks for hosting x

  2. Catherine Radley
    27th October 2016 / 10:58 pm

    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

    • thisismenow
      28th October 2016 / 7:07 am

      Hahahah that’s so funny! I can’t see to save my life!
      Thanks for stopping by x

  3. 28th October 2016 / 9:42 pm

    Ohh my word, I can’t ever imagine being fit enough to go to a spinning class, big well done you. Mich x #TheLIst

  4. 28th October 2016 / 10:43 pm

    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

  5. 29th October 2016 / 2:51 pm

    Love this ! And so impressed that you spin – those classes look terrifying #fortheloveofblog

    • thisismenow
      29th October 2016 / 2:59 pm

      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

  6. 31st October 2016 / 2:52 pm

    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

    • thisismenow
      31st October 2016 / 3:06 pm

      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

  7. Louisa Ellins
    31st October 2016 / 9:14 pm

    Love it! Recently discovered spinning then broke my elbow! Lol…

    • thisismenow
      31st October 2016 / 9:15 pm

      Oh no! Poor you! Hope it heals quickly and you are all better soon. Definitely give it a miss until then!

  8. 31st October 2016 / 10:15 pm

    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

    • thisismenow
      1st November 2016 / 8:24 am

      Thanks hun xx

  9. 1st November 2016 / 1:07 pm

    Ha! So funny 🙂 I have had similar hot yoga feelings. I am actually scared to return.


    • thisismenow
      1st November 2016 / 5:07 pm

      Oh I am so bad at Yoga, so inflexible! Thanks for reading x

  10. 1st November 2016 / 9:57 pm

    I have never done spinning before and I don’t think its for me. I would feel terribly uncomfortable in front of everyone. I much prefer to exercise to my tune and when I want to. Thank you for joining us at #SharingtheBlogLove x

  11. 2nd November 2016 / 2:10 pm

    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

    • thisismenow
      2nd November 2016 / 2:13 pm

      Haha, that is the best bit to be fair! Thanks for reading 🙂

  12. 3rd November 2016 / 7:38 am

    Hahaha…this is too funny. I have never tried spinning but you paint a vivid picture which left me giggling, especially at #6. I can just imagine him going “Puuusshhhhhh….” You almost convinced to give it a go. Can I go straight to #20? Thanks for sharing with #bigpinklink

    • thisismenow
      3rd November 2016 / 7:56 am

      I skip to that part nearly every night to be fair! Thanks for your lovely comment x

  13. 4th November 2016 / 9:54 pm

    well done you. respect. My legs have always been too scared to try this out! One day, one day….#fortheloveofBLOG

  14. Caroline
    2nd April 2017 / 11:00 pm

    I’ve never done a spinning class, but sounds like everything I dread it would be x great funny post susie xxx

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