Lots of walking today, school runs, walked to the gym (treadmill, stepper, bike, rowing machine and cross trainer) walked to the chemist then walked all the way home again.. I will get my arse into gear again and get to my goal weight for my 40th birthday in August!
Duration: 45 minutes
Workout: Full body
Kcal burned: 422
Everyone that knows me knows that I live for spinning it is my "go to" workout but it took time before I could say I was a comfortable spinner.
The first time I attended a spin class I thought my heart was going to pop out out of my chest. I kept looking at the clock thinking when is this going to end, meanwhile the instructor is shouting " faster"
Anyway this is a high impact class that is not recommended if you have injuries particularly from the midriff down.
So for beginners they show you how to set up your bike, Seat shout be hip night whilst standing and and handle bar to seat distance should be elbow to finger. Handle bar height is optional although I find the nighter the bar the easier the workout.
Now these classes are usually done to music and the class I attend the most plays house music which I love and you're usually asked to spin to the beat. The faster you spin (sprint) the less resistance needed however, too little resistance can cause injury. When slow music is played the resistance is usually very high (hill climb) this can be tough but you work leg muscles like a mofo!
What people don't always know is that spinning can work your core too depending on the type of drill you're doing. (This has given me an idea to do a video at some point to demonstrate the different exercises). I've also attended a class where we used arm weights which was interesting but not easy.
There are many different bikes that can be used and for me mechanical bikes are a no-no, they drag and feel so much more unrealistic than a bicycle. Keiser bikes are not for me simply because I find them uncomfortable. I mainly attend spinning classes that use Precor Spinning bikes they are good.
I would recommend spinnining for high impact cardio and for beginners, I would let this be known to the instructor at the beginning, just keep hydrated and take your time if it gets too much but KEEP IT UP!!! Any questions feel free to get in touch.
Working away this week but instead of a hotel I’m in an Airbnb - it’s a lovely self contained annexe. That means I was able to cook this gorgeous meal for my dinner. Salmon, veggies and wholemeal noodles. Tastes amazing and keeps me on track. Working away can be really hard and could easily give me an excuse to fall off the healthy wagon but I have a goal and so I need to use every opportunity to make good choices.
Meals planned and gym kit packed 😇😇😇
So I’m sooooo late in posting this, but my results from my 80 day program are in!
Down 6 lbs and 5 inches.
I know it may not seem like a lot but guys, I went from lifting 10/12/15 to lifting 12/15/20.
I went from not being able to do push-ups on my toes to being able to doe push-ups on my toes WITH bands and sliders.
80 days is done and it’s onto the next program after a (much needed) few days off.