Monday, October 5, 2009

“I want you to feel like you’re going to HURL!”

This is what the spin instructor said in class this morning.  “I want you to feel like you’re going to hurl.”  Um, okay.  Check.


The Monday morning spin class is only a half hour.  That’s easy, right?  I can handle that.  Not. 

It was a hard class, I’ll give you that.  So, at the end of the 30 minutes when I exited my vehicle and thought, “I’m gonna hurl”, I figured it must have been a good workout.

I left the spin room and immediately felt like, “eww, this is worse than I thought.”  So, I went to the lounge type area at the top of the stairs to rest for a few minutes.  I was sitting there and I said to myself, “Self, you are going to hurl.” 

I stumbled to the bathroom.  (yes, stumbled)  Women’s restroom:  Locked.  Great.  I tried the Men’s restroom (they are single stall, by the way), and it was unlocked.  I walk in and it smells horrible, and then I start to think not only am I going to puke, but I might pass out too. 

There is no way I wanted to pass out in the men’s bathroom with the door locked, so I thought I better go back and sit down, and possibly dial 911 (not really).

I made it back to the chairs (at the top of the stairway, which I totally regret sitting there where everyone could see me!) and notice there is no garbage, so I grab the first old lady to step off the elevator and say, “Please help me!”

The rest is history.  Yes, I hurled.  Yes, several people saw me because I wasn’t exactly in an ideal location.  Yes, this will possibly go down as one of the most embarrassing moments in my life.  No, I am still not giving up on spin. 

Oh, and there were 2 sweet ladies (who I don’t know) who sat with me getting me towels and ice, and eventually a snack.  I am so thankful to them, and to my hubby who came and picked me up.

One more thing.  I am never going back to the gym again.  Never.


Stephanie said...

First, I am so sorry that you got sick! I can see why you said you weren't having a good day. But, don't quit the gym. Things happen. Thankfully there were nice people to help. Feel better!

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Jenny.Lee said...

I'm one of those who will be sick over hurling. Sorry you got so sick. Glad to hear you aren't giving up on spin though! I haven't tried but Zane's sister loves it.

short southern momma said...

OMGosh..hope your feeling better now! Glad you came across some really nice people to help ya out! = )

Brittany said...

Oh my goodness what an experience! When I first started going to the gym I wanted to take classes not just work out on my own. I noticed they also had a spin class. My first thought was ohhh riding a bike I can do that... NOT. Little did I know what kind of workout I was in store for. Good Luck

Heather said...

oh my goodness, so sorry that you got sick! Those classes can really kick our booties! Thanks for stopping by my blog, it's so nice to meet another girl that's 29 and holding!! :)

Hillary said...

That is hilarious and horrible all wrapped up into one! Did the spin instructor that told you that you were going to hurl see you? I still can't believe you are going to do spin again, you are an animal!

Linda said...

That is really funny Tami. Just one of the reasons I don't spin or work out at the gym at all. Seriously I am in awe of people who can handle it, I am just not one of those. Go back to the gym though cause I'm sure it happens all the time.