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A Tale of Two Disciplines

Both my brain and my body are questioning my decision-making process over the selection of classes I took this weekend. On Saturday, Chip and I took a two-hour Yoga Empowerment fundraiser for breast cancer class.  On Sunday, I took my usual spin class.  Two very different uses of my body and brain. I am still a bit confused as to what transpired as a result. On Saturday, two very gifted instructors, Jaime and Vicki taught the class from two different…

I work out so I can….

Fill in the blank: I work out so I can…. I have a few fellow spinners who share my passion and work out for wine; friends that live for cheesy pizza and beer and a scant few who do it for the health of it. What's that all about?  Recently a good friend from high school suffered a heart attack and he now works out for his heart, and his family.  I'm glad. He is too great to lose. Some…

The mental phases of spin.

I understand last weekend, the spin instructors from my gym attended a spinning training class of some sort.  I thought about that with fear and trepidation.  What were they teaching them and dear God, what was coming our way? That started me thinking about those instructors and I wonder if they really know what we think as they are teaching.  I have spoken about spinning numerous times on this blog but this time, I thought I would share the thoughts…

My 2 week and 3 pound hiatus.

Why? Why do we punish ourselves during the holidays?  Does history not tell us that eating that cookie when no one is watching will most definitely appear to the general public on our thighs and will stay longer than an unwanted mother-in-law visit? I am somewhat religious about working out. Ok, I am a cardio junkie. I have defied reason when I worked out after surgery with a boot peddling along on the recumbent bike or  sporting a bright red…

A different view from my treadmill

Some time ago I wrote a post entitled The view from my treadmill.  In short, I spoke about the things you see from the treadmill if you look closely enough.  Well this morning, I saw things from a very different vantage point. There is an elderly gentleman who comes to the gym early in the morning.  His clothes are not labeled with a swoosh or a logo;  his shoes are not high tech and his socks are your basic white socks…