Health and Fitness

My Peloton 1 week anniversary

Today marks the week anniversary of having the Italian Stallion, our Peloton!  I know it has only been 1 week, but I wanted to give a quick update on how the first week went!  First off, I still LOVE it!  I rode everyday except 2.  I intentionally took off Sunday and unintentionally took yesterday, Monday off.  I was all prepared to ride last night then the baby woke up and she couldn’t go back to sleep.  She has a terrible cough right now!  So you know what that meant for me… no bike.  Wah wah.  Oh well.  

Ok, about the bike.  First of all, the bike and the screen are simply beautiful.  Nothing better than having a piece of workout equipment in my bedroom.  However, I am not bothered by this!  It really does have a nice aesthetic appearance and doesn’t take up much space.  The display and the screen are fantastic.  I love the big size and the super clear quality!  Now what you put on the screen is totally up to you.  The plethora of classes is so awesome.  Never am I at a loss for a class.  Even though there are a lot of choices, I can usually pick fairly quickly.  I start by organizing the classes by the length.  I always know how much time I have to squeeze in my workout.  This makes it really nice to find what you are looking for.  Now the workout itself, fun and challenging.  I can say that when I take a 45 minute class, it goes by pretty quickly.  The flow of the class keeps me super engaged and not looking at the time.  The classes are not easy!  I consider myself pretty fit and this pushes me.  I know I have a ways to go to really get good endurance on the Peloton.  Another really cool thing about the classes, some incorporate upper body.  Just enough to give you a break on the cycling and work your upper half.  There are also a few classes that are just dedicated to workouts off of the bike, examples: lower body, arms, and abs.  Lastly, I feel so good when I finish!  My body definitely feels the fatigue from the work I put in!  Love it!  

Unfortunately, next week I will be in Hawaii (check back for our posts on this beautiful place!) and won’t be able to be on the bike, BUT…. I will take Beachbody with me!  It is so good on the go and I take it every time I travel! 

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The new Peloton!

I am SOOO excited!  My ( I mean our) Peloton arrived today!  After being totally entrenched in Beachbody’s 80 Day Obsession for the 3rd time, I started to look for new workout options.  The Peloton had crossed my mind, but I have never really been “into” cycling like some people are.   Then, one day out of the blue, Michael texted me a picture of the Peloton and asked if I was interested.  I was like “funny, because I had just been looking at it!”  Long story short, after asking a bunch of people about it and researching it, I decided to take Peloton up on their holiday deal ($295 off with free delivery and set-up).  Once I ordered it, I couldn’t wait to get it.  I placed my order on November 20th and it arrived by November 27th!  I was like a kid waiting for Christmas morning!  Finally, it came.  It is so easy to use, looks great, and the class selection is amazing!  Honestly, the hardest part was getting my darn shoes clipped in the pedals!  After I got my full tutorial, I had my first ride!  I loved it!!! I did 2 other workouts too.  One for core and one for arms/upper body.  After I was finished, I was super pumped to show Michael how to use it.

When Michael got home from work, the first thing I did was make him try the bike!  We set up his user profile, which was really easy.  Then he got to ride!  Besides weights and manly workouts, you don’t really see him doing anything different.  But this… he loved it too!
Yay!  Success, now to many more days of riding our Italian Stallion (yes, I named it that!).