First things first, a huge congratulations to Michael Ventrella for being the winner of the Biggest Loser tonight. Hopefully he’ll take some the money he won to go shopping for a new outfit that doesn’t involve gold chains and sparkly skull-shaped belt buckles.
Right before the weigh-in he had a white rose, and I was so sure he was going to give it to Ashley, but instead he gave it to his mom and it was really lame. I would put money on the fact that him and Ashley were hooking up all season. People get together all the time on that show. It makes sense – they’re finally starting to look decent, and they’re all hopped up on endorphins and have nothing else to do besides workout. Unfortunately NBC hasn’t caught on to the fact that everyone wants the Real World/Jersey Shore set-up with the night-vision cameras in the bedrooms and bathrooms.
Earlier this year, Laura and I did Biggest Loser work-outs to the first two episodes of the season. This means that we went and did cardio for two hours straight while we watched the TVs at 24 Hour Fitness. We wanted to do that again tonight, to come full-circle, but then I disappointed Laura really bad when I pointed out that I’m not running right now, the bikes are upstairs without TVs, and there’s no way in hell I’m doing the elliptical for two hours. I hate the elliptical.
Instead we went to a spin class at lunch time. I actually went to a spin class last night too, and that was my first spin class ever. I’ve been doing the stationary bike for about a week now, and thought I was getting a decent workout in, but that’s absolutely nothing compared to spin class. I could tell because I got really sweaty at the spin class. Classes are great because when you get tired and want to stop you can’t, because everyone will think you suck. This I know because today a girl left after forty minutes and I thought about how much she sucked. Just kidding. Kind of. Laura pointed out that it’s even worse when the instructor knows half the people in the class, like she did today, so if you give up and leave early you look even more inferior to all the other people who both stay the whole time and come regularly.
Today was way harder than yesterday. I recommend at least a full day of rest between spin classes. Yesterday was also better because I was on a bike next to this guy the whole time, and afterward I went to do a thousand push-ups in the stretching area, and he walked by and said “hey, good job.” I was wearing my headphones though, and sometimes when that happens I have a hard time knowing how loud I’m talking and things come out way too loud or not loud enough. This time it was not loud enough, because I was taken by surprise that he talked to me and didn’t know what to respond with. So I said some barely audible combination of “hi” and “see you later.” Then today I checked craigslist for a missed connections from him and there wasn’t one. I have yet to find any of the missed connections left for me – I’m assuming there’s been at least several, but sometimes I forget to check. There’s so many missed connections for/from people at 24 Hour though, I’m bound to get one if I just keep going to the gym enough.
Tomorrow I’m going to try running a little bit again. It should be super exciting, so stand by for updates.