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Mission Sexy Pt 1: Never Let a Senior Take Your Spot

About 9 months ago, I went out to lunch with a good friend and her mom.  As I sat across the table from the mom I was in awe.  She looked great—especially since she is approaching 70.  Her neckline was clean, shoulders and arms were perfectly toned…her body was just TIGHT!

I looked at her and then back at me.  I gave her a respectful dirty look (that means that she didn’t see me then) then slumped into a deep depression. She has thirty years on me and could probably take anybodys man.

It made me think of that scene from Love and Basketball where Sidra, the injured senior star told Monica, the rising star freshmen ‘Never let a freshmen take your spot.’  This was the reverse and I wasn’t having it.

It was killing me and I had to know.

I told her she looked hot (I’m not a hater despite the dirty look) and asked her what she does to stay so fit.  She told me that she does weight training. That wasn’t a big deal as I had started working with a trainer once a week. She told she does a ton of cardio by spinning a few times a week. I winced when she said that as I had tried that a few months before.  Hated it!

I told her about MY spinning experience: I couldn’t breathe. I was tired, thirsty and couldn’t keep up with the class. I felt like a three-wheeler in the Tour De France.  My vajayjay hurt for about 3 days afterward.  She smirked but wasn’t phased.

She gave me the scoop on doing cardio and why it’s so important. I had heard some of the spiel before, but hearing it from her provided a fresh perspective.  Me not being one to have some old chick show me up, I decided to get back on the bike.

A few weeks later I took a class. I saw people doing various things to their bikes and didn’t know what to do.  Someone had pity on me and helped me to set up. This time I had a pad for my seat—wasn’t going through that vajayjay thing again.  The guy looked at my pad, gave me the amateur look and smirked.  I didn’t really care as I had one goal in mind–stay on the bike. I can’t let a senior take my spot.

The instructor was nice but the music was boring and didn’t really understand some of the instructions. I made it through the class, but I had to keep looking for a better fit.  If I’m going to sit there for an hour it needs to count!


The key to success is to focus our conscious mind on things we desire not things we fear.”                       -Brian Tracy


A few weeks later, I decided to spin instead of going to my morning Zumba class.  I go in, put my pad on the seat, set up my bike and started my warm up.  I felt something shift in the atmosphere and I knew something significant and life changing was going to occur.

Then it happened.  Ms. Glenda walked in. If you remember, she’s a sexy senior too!

I didn’t even know that she taught spin. With her usual sass and flare, she entered the room and received an enthusiastic greeting from everyone.  I smiled but my heart started racing. She put on her headset, placed “Hollywood Swinging” in the cd player and in a bold, deep voice looked at us with authority and said, “Alright people. It’s time to wake up.” I was scared and excited at the same time. It was on and poppin’!

Ms. Glenda had quite the library of music. She gave instructions that I could understand and TOLD you what to do (as a little kid and most places in life, I don’t really like people telling me what to do, but here I do).  If you were talking, not paying attention or distracted she would call you out.  I like sergeants like that—they come to play.

I have been spinning consistently since then and have developed a great love for it. The topic of spinning can be very scary.  Most of the time when I tell people about it they say they would never do it or it’s too hard.  I won’t lie.  It is hard in the beginning.  But isn’t anything worth trying? Maybe you should try it!

 You were born to win, but to be a winner, you must plan to win, prepare to win, and expect to win.”         -Zig Ziglar


In the next few posts, I will discuss why cardio/spinning is a key component to any weight loss program some tips that have helped me stick it out and have a great time doing it.


So, See you next time with “Mission Sexy Pt 2: Looking for Love in all the Wrong Places.

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  1. Sharon Sadler

    I love the article! As usual it’s funny, informative and inspiring. My mom is going to feel very honored and will also be cracking up when I forward this to her. I”ll also forward a recent picture. You know my motorcade…”I can show you better than I can tell you”! If that doesn’t inspire someone they just don’t want to be inspired. Thanks again, because I’m getting on track to get my sexy back!

  2. Keisha

    I love the article. One of my hobbies is line dancing and it always amazes me when I go to the classes and events, how many people are decades older than me and DANCING CIRCLES AROUND ME. The woman that teaches the class I attend on Saturday is 62 years old, she knows all the moves, and she always comes to help me when I miss a step. Yes, these women are taking my spot! But, more power to them. They really help me to understand that age is only a number, you are only as old as you feel, and you can keep spinning, running, or dancing as long as you like. I plan to teach dance classes in my seventies!

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