When I teach cycle, I encourage my attendees to make their goal to sweat more than I do. I’ve only had one person so far whom I genuinely agreed met that goal. I sweat a lot, so what? I’ve heard that it means I’m really fit because my body is just more efficient at cooling itself. 🙂
Here I am in my cute new workout top before tonight’s class. (If you look closely, you’ll see the little knots I tie on my shirt since otherwise it would dip down to about my belly button, and I try not to rock the J-Lo style at the gym).
Pardon the blurry image – I blame it on taking the picture through the mirror, but really I just didn’t adjust my settings properly since I running late for class.
However, my non-waterproof mascara doesn’t disguise anything well, especially itself. I always forget to take it off before I teach and as soon as I see myself in a mirror, I wonder how many people I’ve scared off from attending again.
I was craving roasted sweet potatoes after dinner (which consisted of a giant bowl of greek yogurt with some sunflower seed butter and granola…totally normal dinner, I know). Sweet potatoes on an orange plate? Not very appealing. Maizey doesn’t discriminate though and stuck her head in the picture. The girl has restraint and didn’t even take a lick. Not like her mother. That plate is empty now folks. And I can’t blame it on the boxer dog.
If you’d like to become a sweaty mess, try this playlist for your next cardio workout. Rachel (at Shedding it) and I exchange spin playlists since we both teach so some of these came from her. She posts a lot of playlists too if you ever want more songs.
|Song||Artist||Exercise (for spin)|
|Move Along||The All-American Rejects||warm up|
|Miss Murder||AFI||30 seconds up, 30 seconds down|
|Sour Cherry||The Kills||Hill – sit (60 sec), stand (60 sec), down (60 sec)|
|Bulletproof||La Roux||sit sprint versus, stand sprint chorus|
|Paper Planes||M.I.A.||TOUGH hill|
|Right Round||Flo Rida||jumps: verses, sprint: chorus|
|What You Waiting For?||Gwen Stefani||standing climb|
|Hung Up||Madonna||sprint: 15/15, 30/30, 60/30, 60/30, 30/15, 15/15|
|Just Dance||Lady GaGa & Colby O’Donis||rolling hills, figure 8|
|Maneater||Nelly Furtado||gradual climb|
|Seven Nation Army||The White Stripes||3 levels of hill|
|I’m Not Your Toy||La Roux||sit 90%, sprint chorus|
|Kids||MGMT||climb with jumps, isolate|
|All These Things That I’ve Done||The Killers||start seated, them climb at 2:30 (halfway)|
|Gone Going||Black Eyed Peas||cool down|
|New Soul||Yael Naïm||stretch, wipe off bikes|
I’m off to hang with the husband. G’night!