I finally did it.

I did what I have been “threatening” to do for weeks now.

I wore my tiara while I was teaching my spin class last night. (Go Wednesday!)

I had been telling the class about how I am a tiara-wearing girl, and that I think it’s important to be a Princess now and then, and suddenly two weeks ago, Linda (or “Wednesday”, as I call her–click “Go Wednesday” above to read about it) brought me the most adorable pair of tiara spin socks:


I subbed two classes yesterday morning for my friend Diane and although I always look forward to Wednesday night because it’s my favorite class, I thought that wearing a tiara ensemble would give me the boost I needed to make it through my third hour of working out.

So last night I wore the socks to class, and I put the tiara on as I started my playlist. Oh sure, it got a few nervous chuckles. After all, how many group fitness instructors do you know who can get over any kind of ego they have and put a sparkly tiara on their head for an entire sweaty hour of fun? (I’m the only one I know personally)

And I looked good.

After a while, we all forgot I was wearing it as we got down to the business of exercise. We were all hootin’ and hollerin’ like we always do, and the tiara took a back seat.

That is, until I realized that I was spinning stronger than I had in ages. It wasn’t how it should have been: I did a legs class at 8:30 in the morning and then taught a spin class. My legs should have been completely wiped out for the Wednesday 5:30 p.m. class…but they weren’t, for some reason. (Not to mention my tendonitis, which still gives me little fits when I stand on the bike)

I credit the tiara.

I suggested to everybody in class that they all get one before next week, but somehow I don’t think that will happen.

In case you need a little proof, I’m sure Deanna will come around reading this in the next day or two and she will indeed testify that I was the tiara-wearing Spin Princess for that entire hour. I also took a photo after class for your perusal:

(My ego prevents me from showing you more than the top of my head adorned by the tiara, with the spin bikes in the background.)

So, to summarize,

Tiara=Magic

If you do your next workout wearing a tiara, be sure and let me know how it goes!

*In case you’re wondering, I have not (yet) made a list of the first 40 reasons for wearing a tiara. But don’t be surprised if I do, eventually!