Monday, April 5, 2010

Why Spinning is the Bestest

Fabulous facts about spinning:
  • you can burn 500+ calories in one session [WAY more than doing just about anything else for the same amount of time]
  • anyone at any fitness level can do it because you control the tension of the bike [and its low impact]
  • I personally get a way better workout with an instructor there pushing and encouraging me and there's a class full of people to keep up with [the instructors also make sure you're riding with good form so you don't injure yourself]
  • it's free with most gym memberships
  • it sculpts your legs and your booty [not to mention what it does for your heart and muscular endurance]
Meanwhile, I've got a serious sweet tooth and it's been rearing it's ugly head ever since the annual appearance of girl scout cookies. The sugar monster is getting out of control. So I found a chocolate chip cookie recipe (along with some others) I think I'll have to try. 

Low Calorie Chocolate Chip Cookies

1 c. sifted flour
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/2 c. butter
4 tsp. sugar substitute
1 egg, beaten
1/2 tsp. vanilla
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 c. semi sweet chocolate chips (3 oz.)

Sift together the dry ingredients. Cream butter, add sugar substitute, vanilla and eggs, blending well. Add flour mixture and beat well. Stir in the chocolate chips. Drop by level teaspoons on a lightly greased baking sheet. Bake in a moderate oven, 375 degrees, for 10 minutes. 

Makes 36 cookies, each 48 calories.

...mmm, cookie dough...


  1. I can't get to a spinning class right now, but I did do the "bike" on the wii fit plus for the first time today, pretty fun, but I'm certainly not a very good driver, at least my little mii didn't fall off every time I hit something!

    Stop by & visit me sometime...

    Stopping by late from VGNO!

  2. A chocolate chip cookie would be so good right now.mmm.

    Welcome to the HYC!

    Keelie @REAL FAT

  3. Welcome to HYC. Thanks but I'll pass on the cookies right now. I'm in enough trouble. *smile*

  4. Oh how I miss spinning. Going to have to try that cookie recipe.