Saturday, March 9, 2013

Reality Check....Spin Class DOES NOT = Big Macs (and sigh....)

Good news!  My gym got new spin bikes.

Bad news!  Now I know exactly how far, how fast, and how many calories I have burned each class.

I am torn on this.

I liked just cruising on my little spin bike.  I liked sweating and bopping on the bars and lip-syncing to Gaga and Kelly Clarkson and convincing myself that I burned 1,200 calories in 45 minutes and I could eat extra value meals without even ordering a Diet Coke to go with it.

But, I knew somewhere in the cobwebs of reality that I was indeed not burning as many calories as I wanted to believe as I haven't lost weight from working out in over three years.  And three years ago, I got completely addicted and OBSESSED with working out and it was beginning to get a little craycray, if I do say so myself.

I turned into one of those people who HAD to workout, or it was going to be a bitchy bad day. At least the awful depression Awful caused me, got me out of that stage, even if it meant putting me in the funkiest of funks....trying to see the bright side of things these days......

So, thank you Awful, for being so terrible that being around you made me so lethargic that I couldn't go to my obsessive exercise classes at 5:30 am 5 times a week and my other obsessive exercise classes at 6:00 pm and 7:00 pm back to back 2 times a week.....

I should have stuck to it as nothing helps my depression more than some sweating at the gym (or sweating in the bed.....couldn't resist, so sorry all, but thank you Crush, I bet we have 6 more months of intense passion is us.....since I am moving and will see him almost everyday in 6 months.....hehe).

Everything in moderation.  Balance is key.

So, today's 45 minutes of hardcore spin class (not including the 15 minutes that include set up, warm up, and cool down).....

10.5 miles

13.5 mile per hour pace

305 calories burned (whah wha whaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa)

No more Big Mac justification (or entire Amy Organics Rice Crust Pizzas.....)

But, this is totally the wake up call I needed.  I am trying to be as honest as possible, so perhaps starting with myself is a really good thing, too!

Have a great day, all!


  1. I do the same thing! Oh I worked out today, cookie time!... No. I've just recently got out of that thinking. It sucks, but the 'reward' for working out hard is looking and feeling good... Well, sometimes I buy myself things. Things help.

    1. Cookies WITH ice cream time for for....and no as well! I never thought that the reward for working out should be simply looking and feeling good....and duh, that makes so much sense. Oh yes, I buy myself lots of things, too. Smaller sizes is a good excuse....I am hoping!

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    1. THANK YOU! I am trying to get into a good routine. One day at a time!

  3. You did a lot more than I did today and I burn calories a lot slower because I am old enough to be your mother. Just wanted to give you an uplifting thought... have a great weekend R&F and keep on keepin''re doing great.

    1. THANK YOU! I appreciate your kindness and you also made me giggle. You are gorgeous!

  4. Ugh, isn't that frustrating? Better to know than to guess too high, but it seems like for all that hard work you should burn more, LOL. Good job, though!

    1. It is......and I always knew that what I thought I was burning and the reality wasn't quite matching up.....sad because I do LOVE Big Macs!


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