Sorry if I offended anyone with yesterday's blog. We lost a follower and I'm assuming it was because of the negativity of the blog and my personal reminiscence of events that happened when I was a teacher. Yesterday affected us all in different ways, and sorry we had to lose a follower over me remembering some stuff that wasn't the most positive!
Sparky decided to try a "Cycle Spin" class this morning. It's offered Mondays, Fridays and Saturdays for 45 minutes each session..WOW! What a workout! (Eldo says she can barely walk after doing it.) HA! Sparky is ok....just whupped. Interesting class...never done one of those before. The instructor was very motivating.....she had great music to keep us going. You dial the tension on the bike up and down to mimic climbing hills and inclines, and you dial the resistance WAY back to practically nothing and pedal like crazy when she says, "Now SPIN!" What Sparky didn't realize was you had to turn the dial a LOT to get tension increased on the stationery bike. The instructor would say, "Gimme some HEAT!" which meant add resistance to your pedaling, turn the dial. Sparky turned the dial and couldn't tell any difference. She'd look at the dials on the bikes of her neighboring exercise riders and put her dial in the same position. What she didn't realize was that they had turned the dial at least two rotations to get more resistance. For the first ten minutes of the workout, Sparky thought, hey, this is a piece of cake! She figured all that bike riding this summer had really paid off, and she was in shape! HA! Little did she know!
|After class and still able to smile!|
Finally, she thought she wasn't seeing any difference in pedaling, something wasn't right and the gal next to her said, "You might want to turn the dial a LOT more and see if that helps." Oh, yeah! Now Sparky was starting to sweat up a storm and breathing HARD. You change positions a lot during the spin/cycle class. You stand up and pedal with strong resistance, you sit down and pedal, you lean way forward like on a racing bike, you work your core and side waist muscles, you bend, you stretch and ride without holding on the handlebars (Sparky decided to hold on with one hand or maybe she would have fallen off!) You do figure eights with your body. The music was funky and fun and Sparky really enjoyed it...She's going back in a few days when it's offered again....After soaking a few days in the hot tub! Eldo could tell Sparky had a good workout because her face was beet red!
An uneventful day the rest of the day today.....errands.. listening to acoustical guitar music down by the pool this afternoon for a couple of hours...knitting ornaments like crazy for little trees for when the family comes next week....She found 4 little trees on clearance at Michaels for 3.50 each and thought this would make it a little more festive to have a little decorated tree in each of their rental places.
Sparky is going to have a little mini tree decorated with all hand made knitted ornaments for each family. Sparky LOVES to make stuff! (As the full cupboards in the rig testify to that! laughs Eldo.)