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I was so excited to see that the padded spinning skorts I had ordered arrived this afternoon! I immediately tried them on, only to find they were way too tight in my stomach and butt. Way. Too. Tight. Like, can’t hide it with a long top, too tight. Ugh. See for yourself: (it’s so bad that I purposely didn’t show my face in the photos because I’m ashamed :()

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You can’t see it clearly because of the light in my room, but in back the skirt b-a-r-e-l-y covers my ass and then it sort of does this weird jutting out thing.  So even if I had a long shirt on, it would look strange.  Sigh.

So these are going on the shelf until I can lose about 10-15 pounds.  It’s sad because they were super expensive, and I was really looking forward to wearing (and more importantly, using!) them.  I even got the largest size, “just in case.”  On the positive side, I will say is that they were really comfortable because the legs are made from the same sort of material that football players’ jerseys are – you know the kind with the holes in the material?  Not quite mesh, but very breathable.  And while the padding felt sort of weird, it was thick and I’m sure that would be great on the spin bike.  I can’t wait ’till these fit.

I was so dejected at first, thinking, “now I can’t do spin class before summer ends because it’s going to hurt too much.”  I really wanted to try out spinning, because I have such strong legs, and I know I would love the class, although I also know at first it’s going to be a huge challenge for me.  In the past I would’ve used the skorts not fitting as an excuse to say, “oh well, it’s a sign, no spinning for me until I lose weight.”  But that’s not who I am anymore.  I’m the girl that doesn’t let things like this get in the way of her trying a new exercise. 

And then it hit me – why not buy a padded seat cover in the mean time?  Amazon.com to the rescue!!!

I really like how it has the “relief” because that is the main point of pain on the spin bike.  The reviews for this one were good, and many people mentioned that they use if for spinning, so I think it will serve my purposes.  Plus, it’s only $19.99, so it’s not a huge investment. I just hope I can get it on the seat and it stays put during the class.

My plan is to try it out at a 9am class, which I’m hoping will be less crowded than an evening class.  Once I get the hang of it, I’m sure I’m going to love spinning so much that I’ll become a regular and then those damn padded skorts will fit me in no time!

The padded seat cover will be here on Monday (I hope!), or Tuesday at the latest, so by next Thursday, I’ll be able to take a spin class!!

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