Tonight was the third Wednesday in a row I subbed for Ed’s spin class at the Y. I must say, I’ve really been enjoying it, and I’m getting a lot of great feedback from the members too, which is always nice. 🙂

Thanks, Jen, for sticking around after Muscle Madness to take my class tonight!

Tonight’s Spin Playlist:

  1. Beautiful Day – U2
  2. Viva La Vida – Coldplay
  3. Abracadabra – Sugar Ray
  4. Sugar – Flo Rida
  5. Shake Shake – Metrostation
  6. Paparazzi – Lady Gaga
  7. Shiny Happy People – REM
  8. Sunday Morning – No Doubt
  9. Disturbia – Rihanna
  10. Boom Boom Pow – Black Eyed Peas
  11. Can’t Stop – Maroon 5
  12. Another One Bites the Dust – Queen
  13. Special – Garbage
  14. Around the World – Daft Punk
  15. Hot & Cold – Katy Pery
  16. Put Your Records On – Corinne Bailey Rae
  17. Babylon – David Grey

I forgot that “Hot & Cold” by Katy Pery has a swear in it.  “Yeah, you PMS like a b*tch I would know” proooobably isn’t the most YMCA family-friendly lyric out there, especially with the childcare room down the hall. I definitely am not the best at listening to my songs all the way through before adding them to my playlists. I do make sure not to download the explicit versions off iTunes, but sometimes I still end up with vulgarity and just don’t realize it. A couple weeks ago I added Pink’s “Funhouse” to one of my muscle class playlists, and halfway through the bicep curls I realized she was saying “burn this F*cker” down!”  WHOOPS. Usually when that happens by accident, I’ll just laugh and say, “Oops don’t tell on me.” That usually gets a few chuckles.

I have to admit that there are just some songs that I refuse to stop putting on my playlists despite the swears. For these tried and true jams, I actually know the exact spots in the songs where the lyrics get dirty. It works because then I just pretend to get really into instructing at that very moment.  Screaming “C’mon guys, feel it in your LEGS!” during Maroon 5’s “It really makes me wonder if I ever gave a f*ck about you” or “Sprint FASTER!” during The Devil Went Down To Georgia’s “I told you once you son of a b*tch” usually distracts people from what they are actually listening to.

Sometimes I wonder if anyone has complained about that.

Question of the day:  Do you ever notice when a song has swears in it during classes at the gym?  Does it bother you?  Any funny stories of your own to share?  Leave comments!

My favorite swear story of all though was during one of my 6am Burn & Build classes.  It was the very last song for the cool down and final stretch sesh.  Ben Fold’s “Fired” was playing – if you’ve never listened to this song, listen to it.  Fun piano, upbeat, catchy.  I thought it would be a good song for everyone to leave with – until the very last lyric that is!  I remember finishing up our last inhale/exhale, thanking the class for coming, and telling them to have a wonderful day – only to have Ben Folds cut me off with THE loudest “MOTHER F*CKER!” ever.  Who knew!?!

That was pretty funny though.  🙂

Today’s Food

  • Breakfast:  Chobani vanilla yogurt with granola and blueberries
  • Morning Snack:  Almonds
  • Lunch:  Spring Mix with grilled chicken, mushrooms, tabbouleh, and mozzarella cheese with light balsamic vinaigrette dressing.
  • Afternoon Snack #1:  Cheese Stick
  • Afternoon Snack #2:  Broccoli drizzled with the same light balsamic vinaigrette dressing
  • Pre-Gym Snack:  1 serving low-fat cottage cheese  & a couple stone wheat crackers
  • Dinner:  Shrimp, broccoli, and mushroom stir fry with parsley, black pepper, and garlic onion, topped with goat cheese.  SUPER quick, easy, and yummy!

I’m running low on food options right now, but I am trying to avoid another grocery trip since I’m leaving on Monday for another work trip – this time for the whole week to Colorado.  I’m gonna have to get creative with my meals over the next couple of days!

Have a great night 🙂