To Spin or Not to Spin

Submitted by Hillary on Wed, 11/15/2006 - 2:37am.

As I mentioned recently, I’ve hit a plateau.  I’m still losing inches, or fractions of inches anyway, but I’m not losing pounds.  Several people have told me that spinning class is a great way to break through a plateau in weight loss.  I have to admit, I’m a little intimidated by the notion of a spinning.  For some reason, I’m just not sure I’ll be able to keep up.  Spinning sounds really hard. 

On the other hand, cyclists usually have really great legs, and while I have excellent leg strength, my legs are the area of my body that still need the most slimming.  That breakdown goes something like this: legs, belly, arms, butt.  Notice that I don’t have breasts on that list anywhere, but sadly, lately they are getting smaller too.  Sigh.   I guess that’s the price I have to pay to get in shape.  Anyway back to spinning – I’m not sure why it seems so scary, but I’ve never been one to back away from a challenge.  I guess now that I’ve learned that running isn’t impossible for me, trying spinning is the next step.  I think I’m going to do it.  Hopefully my worst fears (essentially, where I can’t keep up and pass out and fall off the bike, which actually happened to my boss once) won’t come to pass, and I’ll have a fun new activity to add to my exercise routines.