Today was power spin at the gym. I was a participant so I was really able to FOCUS on my own workout. I love that. I love being an instructor, but it can prove to be difficult to meet my personal goals. I always jump at the chance to do my own thing when the opportunity presents itself. Today I used my “old” numbers for my goals for spin class( more on that later!) Today’s class was all about endurance! Fat burning at it’s finest. I tried to keep my heart rate between 145 and 155 for the duration. My average ended up being 148 I believe. Not too shabby. It was a great class. I almost needed a barf bag at the end and I will tell ya why. The instructor had us come out of the endurance pace for the last 5-7 minutes or so and we did several speed bursts with heavy resistance. The intervals were 3o seconds hard, 30 seconds easy. I really pushed myself during this part, especially the last 2 intervals. I was able to get my HR up to 165 during the last part of class. After those tough intervals we were told to take it back to endurance pace-no recovering just yet. This is when I had the feeling of a barf coming on. I thought for sure I was going to hurl! Thank goodness after my HR stabilized in about 1 minute or so I was better ( not 100%). Whew – that would have been embarrassing! I think it would have been worse because I am an instructor there as well, and a lot of the people taking this class are regulars of mine. I told the instructor afterwards what I experienced. She was HAPPY! She said that is how the whole class should have felt if they were doing the class correctly. Score one for this girl. I had been in my fat burning zone and was apparently burning lots of fat and then quickly
That was all I had energy for today. The class was 1:20 and I thought I might run for 10-15 minutes, but quickly changed my mind during the last few minutes of class. All in all, it was a great class!
The big game was on today ( Michigan vs. Ohio State). MI lost. I don’t care for football on TV, so Amara and I left the guys at home. Well, Miles took a nap while Matt watched the massacre. Amara and I hit up the library first. I found and checked out This is Why You’re Fat finally! I might actually read the whole book and perhaps do a review. I checked out a few more books on sports nutrition and one on weight training and
of course the next book in the Sookie Stackhouse series. I was not sure about this series. It took me a while to get into it, but I am glad I stuck with it. It’s no Twilight Series ( yes, I am 33 and those books are phenomenal), but I still enjoy it. I need to rent True Blood one of these days. We then headed to the grocery store for a few items and then off to Marshall’s. I had a gift card that I needed to use. Amara got a pair of cute Hello Kitty slippers.
Tonight for dinner: Bear steaks. I am intrigued and a bit scared. I have had bear sausage before and it was really good. I am not a fan of any type of steak, but I am up to give the poor bear a try. If I don’t like it I will load up on the sweet potatoes and snap peas-now those I like!
Twilight Series vs. Sookie Stackhouse series which is better?
Have you ever pushed so hard during a workout that you threw up? 🙂