lucky me – lucky me
the gym that my crossfit box is also affiliated with a state of the art spin studio – 360 cycle
the studio is located in the upstairs portion of the gym and is solely dedicated to spin classes that involve realryder spin bikes
realryder spin bikes are not – i repeat not your typical spin bike. they move – yes they move.
to better explain it from the realryder website:
“The RealRyder® Indoor Cycling bike is like no other indoor bike on the planet. Our unique, patented articulating frame technology lets the rider - any rider, novice to pro - fully engage their body and mind in a one-of-a-kind tactile, dynamic and functional riding experience”
sunday morning i woke up pretty excited to give this class a try – i had no idea what the class was going to be like but i figured what had i got to loose
the studio was small but packed with bikes – it was dark and the instructor was at the front with a bike and a ‘dj station’ – no really it looked like a straight dj station set-up
since you had to register for the class ahead of time – he checked everyone in and the class started promptly at 9AM
i found an empty bike – set myself up like i would in any normal spin class – and mounted the bike - i wasn’t expecting the bike to move that much but as soon as i got on i had a huge pang of attack
like whoa this thing really moves..
‘DJ mike started the music and we were off”
i’m not kidding when i tell you it was like pauly d running a spin class
it. was. awesome.
the music was blasting – we were rocking out – and the bike – well the bike was out of control
literally at some points when i had to transition from 2nd to 3rd position i thought i would fall off the bike
it was hands down the hardest spin class i’ve taken in my life.
it was a mental & physical battle because you had to focus the entire class on keeping the bike stable by using your core – and not to mention you had to take the class
there were a lot of times in 2nd and 3rd position that i couldn’t keep up because i had to focus on the bike not throwing me off!
i feel like there has to be a way to make my bike not so wobbly. i kept looking at this woman directly in front of me who’s bike was just not moving nearly as much as mine – either she was just freaking awesome at the class and owned the bike – or there’s a set-up part where you can adjust the amount of movement you want your bike to do
when the 50 minutes were up – i was freaking spent – so ready for breakfast – yet on the BIGGEST endorphin high ever – will i be back – DUH.
this week’s meal planning:
- sunday: spaghetti squash bolognese from practical paleo
- monday: marinated chicken breasts in tessemae’s lemon chesapeake marinade with roasted sweet potatoes
- tuesday: baked salmon & avocado salad
- wednesday: dinner out with old co-workers
- thursday: leftovers from either the chicken or salmon OR salmon cakes & roasted squash
- friday: dinner/out with girlfriends
- saturday: wing it
lunches/snacks will be dinner leftovers, hard boiled eggs & nuts, breakfasts will be eggs, smoothies, & winging it
i also cooked up a batch of meat & vegetable frittatas to throw in the freezer for grab & go snacks
that’s it folks!
enjoy your week!
love to love you <3