I'm going to have to figure out a way not to hate my spin class.
First, it was because a certain instructor wanted to play slow music until I wanted to claw my eardrums out. Moondance does not constitute an appropriate song choice. If I can ballroom dance to it I don't want to spin to it. And if I hear any songs with cats in the cradle and silver spoons I will pick up my bike and throw it across the room - probably at you.
But then there are the instructors that play spin appropriate music. A little Rihanna, Lady Gaga, Guns N Roses - I DON'T CARE! Something with a beat that might take my mind off the pain in my legs and the fact that I can't breathe and my lungs are staging a revolt... Unfortunately those are the instructors that are super hard. You have to work for your music. Its a workout conundrum...
However, when I first learned how to mountain bike a seasoned biker told me that after a really hard workout you should eat something within 30 minutes as a recovery meal. Sometimes after my workouts I move a little slow to put an entire meal on the table. So today I whipped up an easy smoothie that I could sip while I finished dinner.
The smoothie I enjoyed. The spin class will be a process.
Cherry Banana Smoothie
1 cup fresh cherries pitted
1 cup yogurt ( I used Stoneyfield Banilla Yogurt but you can use vanilla as well)
3/4 cup orange juice
Put all three ingredients in the blender and puree until smooth.