October is the perfect month for Cycle Class… because it is SCARY!
Sara is so cute and sweet looking you would never realize she is actually an evil little demon. 10 Minutes before class she found me hiding in a bathroom stall and told me how much fun the class was going to be, but now her voice yelling at me to “FIND YOUR NINE” will haunt my dreams tonight – worse than last night’s episode of American Horror Story.
I started the class scared to death I was going to fall off my bike while on some imaginary hill and all the ladies in the class would laugh at me, but after awhile I realized they were all rooting for me, rooting for each other and rooting for themselves to get out of the class alive! It’s like we had bonded together over trying to outrun vampires while Katy Perry sang upbeat dance tunes. Also, to complete my total nightmare experience, every time I looked up I saw myself in a mirror sweating, bent over in unflattering Capri pants and a too-tight tank bra… scary scary stuff ya’ll!
But the class was so much fun! Sonya, a guest instructor, took us through a few sprints and hill challenges for the first ten minutes of class after what she SAID would be a light warm up – apparently lying is the first lesson in Group Exercise 101 – then Sara took over with her chipper voice telling us how great we were doing and to “FIND YOUR SEVEN”
Did I mention that “finding your seven” is the easy part of the cycle class? She takes us through all these sprints and hills and at points we are supposedly “finding our nine”. But, by the end, “my nine” looks suspiciously what Amy or Jackie in front of me would considor a “two”.
The other ladies in the class have obviously bonded over outrunning demons in the past and are comfortable with each other and have a lot of fun so it was easy to have fun with them. At the end of class Sara played a song that had Anna, April and Ruth (well, everyone except yours truly) raising their hands in the air and squealing about how great cycle class was, and since I was not dead on the floor beside my bike, I was pretty excited about the class too! It was a GREAT workout and I’m definitely going to make the Total Training Class tomorrow (cycle, weights and stretching).
BONUS: The cool thing about getting up in the morning and working out that hard is that eating right for the rest of the day seems easier when you know how hard you just worked to melt every calorie.