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).....
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!