Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Spin Spin Spin

It's been 2 months since I started getting serious about my weight and although it hasn't been easy, I've come to love it big time. Spinning has a lot of health benefits and the main reason I was drawn to it is the number of calories you burn in just one 45 minutes. As compared to using the treadmill where you usually burn between 200-400 calories in 30 minutes (running) or doing aerobic class where you burn between 500-700 calories in an hour, with spinning, you burn between 1000-1200 calories in 45 minutes.

Some say it'll make your leg muscle huge. Well not really, it will tone your leg muscles. Each teacher has their own focus. Like the class I attend on M W and F's focuses on stamina. All through out the workout, she keeps the pace very fast. I feel my heart pumping very fast. And the class I attend on T and TH's focuses on hard resistance. So a lot of the cycles for this class focuses on strength and agility.

With this routine I have been following for the past 2 months, I noticed that I sleep better at night and can carry a 30 pound toddler for a much longer time -- even up the stairs! I feel much better and have more confidence. Although I have only lost around 6 lbs, I can comfortably fit into a size 6 and can squeeze into some size 4 clothes.

Now dieting is a much different discussion.

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3 comments:

Sandy C. said...

I've always wanted to try Spinning! A good friend of mine took a class for the first time. He called me the next day and said it kicked his ARSE!

Waffy said...

Good for you Lou! =)

C said...

Oh, Louann! That's awesome! I'm so excited for you!

BTW, prior to getting pregnant, I had lost 13 lbs since March. I had been working out hardcore and was so upset that I only lost 13 lbs. My doctor then reminded me that muscle weighs more than fat, so don't be overly concerned about the numbers on the scale. You may have just been building muscle :)

You're doing awesome! xoxoxoxo