Competition at the Gym

Mom and I were ready for a workout yesterday so we headed to the gym to take the 8:30 spinning class followed by the 9:30 ab class.  My legs were still feeling my workout from Sunday and the spinning class did nothing to ease the pain! It was really fun though and I enjoyed the music a lot more this time compared to the last class we took. Even though I picked a bike near the fan, I was still drenched by the end of the hour.

ready for our workouts!

ready for our workouts!

I only have one complaint about that class: I felt like my bike neighbor kept watching me spin. I could just be paranoid, but I reaally don’t enjoy it when I feel that a fellow gym member is comparing my performance to theirs. I usually try to ignore it, but with all the mirrors in the spinning room there was pretty much no where to look without realizing she was watching me. Staring back seemed to nip it in the bud though 😛

How do you handle uncomfortable situations at the gym?

The class ended just before 9:30 and we quickly cleaned off our bikes before heading to our next class.  When we walked in, the instructor was telling everyone to “go get steps” and mom and I realized this miiight not be an ab class.  Turns out, it was like a step aerobic/full body workout class.  It was a lot of fun, but we did squats on the steps and lots of glute exercises and my tush and legs were screaming by the end. The instructor was really fun, though, and we had a lot of helpful classmates who assisted us when we got confused 🙂

We came home and pretty much took it easy, although I did crank out a batch of peanut butter oatmeal cookies! I didn’t realize how many it made (6 dozen!) so we have cookies for days.  The fam gives them a 6 so they aren’t amazing, but they’re pretty good.

Yumm :)

Yumm 🙂


Here’s Your Bum

That’s basically what the spinning class instructor said to me this morning.  Mom and I took a spinning class today and it was totally wicked!

It’s the second spinning class I’ve ever taken in my life, and while I liked the one in Virginia Beach better, this one was still a great workout.  The music was all from different movies, which worked sometimes and flopped other times.  Example: It’s really hard to pedal furiously while listening to In The Jailhouse Now by Tim Blake Nelson 


But I was definitely sweaty and my legs were burnin’ by the time the class was finished. Loved it!

When we got home I started work on cleaning Blaine’s room and bathroom.  He’ll be here in less than 24 hours!!! I’m so pumped!!

To get my mind off of counting minutes, I decided to use up some apricots and cherries that were nearing the end of their time by making a tart based off of this Apricot Tart Recipe. I only had 5 apricots, so I just added enough cherries to make it roughly half and half. It was simple, but I could’ve saved a lot of time by prepping the apricots and cherries while the crust was chilling instead of doing it after the allotted chilling hour was over. I think the results are pretty great, but the taste test tonight after dinner will be the real judge!

We were moving furniture and I left the tart in the oven just a bit too long. I'm sure it'll still taste good though!

We were moving furniture and I left the tart in the oven just a bit too long. I’m sure it’ll still taste good though!