Going to the Club…at the Gym?
Hi guys! Sorry for not posting yesterday…I just didn’t really have a chance to sit down and write something.
I’m so excited, on Saturday afternoon I received a package from the awesome Colleen over at The Lunchbox Diaries. Several weeks ago we decided to participate in a blogger swap and we sent each other some goodies.
I LOVE everything she sent me! I always enjoy reading Self magazine…and Zooey Deschanel was on the cover (score!). Also, I’ve been using Peanut Butter and Co. products for a while, but I’d never tried the Mighty Maple flavor. HOLY YUM people. I think I was addicted after 1 taste :). The trail mix and Larabars are really freaking tasty too. I’m so happy we decided to do this swap!
THANK YOU SO MUCH COLLEEN :). I hope your package arrives soon!!
Today I kind of felt like I was at a club when I went to the gym.
– I took a spinning class with my mom (more on that in a bit) and the lights were kind of freaking out the whole time. They were flickering on and off and would dim or brighten with certain beats that occurred throughout all the different songs.
Ok, it didn’t quite look like that ;). But still, the flickering lights kind of reminded me of the strobe lights at a night club.
– The music was bumpin’. Our instructor was blasting the beats. Not gonna lie though, I really liked it! I love loud music when I’m working out because for some reason it motivates me.
– I saw some hoochie mama outfits. Before the spinning class, I walked around the track a little bit with my mom and I saw some seriously questionable gym attire. I mean, I could almost see a woman’s butt cheeks coming out of her
shorts underwear. I don’t understand why some girls feel the need to look slutty at the gym. It can’t be comfortable when you exercise. I realize they may want to get a date – but c’mon, at least wear something that covers up your goodies.
– Ok this didn’t happen today, but if fits with the club theme. While I was lifting weights on Saturday, I almost choked when these two guys walked by and my nose was bombarded with a cloud of cologne. I’m talking some serious scents wafting off of those guys. Ew- cologne doesn’t mix well with sweat and b.o. Guys- wearing cologne to the gym will not make you like the guys in those Axe commercials.
Do you ever see things at the gym that you think belong somewhere else?
Ok, back to the spinning class. I haven’t taken one in over a year…and I definitely felt it. The class was awesome! I am really going to try and incorporate more classes into my workout routine. It felt great to do something different and I was challenged in a way that I haven’t been in a while. I think my legs are going to be dead for the rest of the day.
Also, I’d forgotten the benefit of having an instructor telling you what to do. My gym at school has group fitness classes but they are always at times that don’t work well with my class schedule. Sometimes, I think I need that extra push that an instructor can give. They are motivating- they always seem to know when the class needs some pumpin’ up and I love it when they tell you how great you’re doing. I don’t know why but that makes me feel accomplished, even if I feel like I’m not going to make it til the end. I mean who doesn’t like to be told they are doing awesome? 🙂
Hope everyone has an awesome day!
Do you take spinning classes?
Do you enjoy group fitness classes? Why?