Guess What I Did Today?

Posted: February 28, 2011 at 8:09 pm

As my Facebook & Twitter pals (are you one?) already know, I went to spin!!!!

 group cycle sign

It was my first time back since having Braedon. I was a little nervous before heading out this morning for class. This tweet speaks for itself as to why.


I remember my very first spin class. I remember hurting in a particular region for days afterwards. I remember also having a padded bike seat that time. There was no padded seat today. There was also no air conditioning. There was only me…and the bike.

 on bike
I totally asked a random fellow spinner to take that picture. Blurry shot is what you get!

And lots of sweat. Spinning in basically a sauna is no joke. I took the photo below after having the chance to air out for about 20 minutes.

 cycle sweaty

Ick. Luckily, I had another first time moment that worked perfectly to cool me off.

 banana ss start  banana ss finish banana ss

That, my friends would be banana soft serve. You can pick your jaws up off the ground now. I know I waited way, way, way too long to try this. Honestly, I just kept forgetting to freeze bananas! It only took me a year to remember. And I have to say, I don’t think I will forget to freeze bananas anymore.

Banana soft serve with a sprinkle of honey + a chocolate vitatop = a great snack.

 banana ss   vita

Banana soft serve + Makenzie = a happy kid with “ice cream” = a happy mommy!

 makenzie   banana ss 1 makenzie   banana ss 2

Anything else I need you all to smack me upside the head to finally try? I promise I’ll return the favor to get you into spin class. I survived today, after all. Hip-hip-hooha-ray!

Question of the Evening – Is there anyone else out there yet to try banana soft serve? For the many of you who have…what’s your favorite “mix-in” or topping?

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84 Comments to “Guess What I Did Today?”
  1. Megan says:

    So glad that there’s another adult out there who eats out of take n’ toss containers, too! I think that’s my favorite ice cream bowl!!

    • Tina says:

      They’re the perfect size for so many things! And I love that you recognized it too. Gotta love motherhood. 🙂

  2. Mary says:

    I haven’t tried it before because I’m too lazy to clean the food processor afterwards. Yes, that is a terrible excuse.

    Also, you look fantastic! (and very happy :))

  3. YAY for spin!! I haven’t been in awhile and am taking a class on Thursday morning. I can imagine it would be scary after giving birth though!!

  4. Yay for spin class – it’s my favorite workout every week! And can I just say that I’m totally jealous that your studio has the new LeMonde bikes?! My gym has the old version & we’re hoping for an upgrade this year!

    I haven’t tried banana soft serve yet… I guess I need to get a food processor so I can!

  5. If it’s anything I miss about having a gym membership, it is SPIN!!! I LOVEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE Spin!!! And miss it dearly!! =( It’s a TOUGH workout and I always feel GREAT afterwards! I am jealous but also happy for you!!!

    OMG! Ive never heard of this banana soft serve you speak of! I Must try this NOW!!

    (Oh, got your email reply too. THANKS! gonna try to get back to you today ive been so busy)!

  6. Kim says:

    I’m heading straight to the freezer with bananas so I can try this. It looks delicious and you look great – kudos for getting your random spinning partner to take your pic!

  7. AmyLauren says:

    Banana soft serve is really yummy- and so ironic, because I actually put a banana that was going to go bad soon into my freezer last night so that I can have it today or tomorrow, haha :). It’s basically like banana ice cream and really good with Greek yogurt or PB :).

  8. Stacy says:

    I have still yet to try banana soft serve but I have been plotting my first attempt for the past couple of days. Now that I see you took the plunge, I guess I should go for it too! Congrats on getting back to spin! And your arms look great and toned in that pic!

  9. erin says:

    Ooh – that is a great snack for Makenzie. I have to try with my boys.

    And I also have to get the nerve to ask a fellow gym goer to snap my picture. LOL! That’s funny!

  10. Banana soft serve rules!! I love to plop in a spoonful of peanut butter or a little cacao powder (or both!) 😀

  11. Emily says:

    I really, really hope I look like you one day (a looong time from now 🙂 ) after having a baby. You definitely motivate me already to stay in shape and take care of myself! Also…nice guns.

  12. side note: your arms look amazing.

  13. Sarah says:

    Mmm…banana soft serve. My favorite mix-in is peanut butter.

  14. Mandy says:

    I actually have a banana freezing right now for my dessert tonight! It will be my first time making it! I have some choco chips to add in-I can’t wait!
    I also tried Chobani vanilla yogurt for the first time today! I added in a 1/4 cup of Fiber Once cereal and it was amazing and filling! I love it! Now if I didn’t have to drive an hour away to get it:(

  15. Kelly says:

    Two things…both about pictures that you posted. First, the picture on the bike is awesome…check out those arms…FABULOUS! Second, the picture of M licking the banana soft serve makes me want children…like yesterday!

  16. I LOVE banana soft serve! My first mix-in was a tablespoon of coarsely chopped walnuts … yum.

    But my fave is a little peanut butter and cocoa powder. Pure heaven.

  17. Coco says:

    So you just purée frozen sliced bananas? Do you newd to add milk or yogurt? I may never make banana bread from aging bananas again!

    My first reaction to your spin picture was how great your arms look. Then I wondered who took the picture. 😉

    • Tina says:

      I didn’t have to add anything to mine at all. It turned out perfectly too. I think you can add some yogurt or other fruits and things for different flavro though. 🙂

  18. Mmm, haven’t had banana soft serve since the summer – I need to make some soon!

    Congrats on making it to spin. 🙂

  19. Anna says:

    My favorite mix-in is frozen cherries with just a sprinkling of chocolate chips (not too many). I’m not even much of a cherry person in general, but I think it works really well withe the bananas. Strawberries (my favorite fruit) tend to be too weak of a flavor and just get lost in the banana-ness of it all.

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