Did you know…You can get all the PELOTON classes WITHOUT buying their equipment? And it’s Awesome (and Cheap)!

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NOTE: I am NOT affiliated with Peloton nor have I received anything from the company, I just love the service).

I’ve been wanting to do a shout-out to Peloton for awhile now. I’ve been using the Peloton app for a couple years and I LOVE it! I prefer to workout at home (I always have, it’s not just a Covid thing ๐Ÿ™‚ I do NOT own any of the Peloton equipment (though honestly I really do wish I owned their bike, more on that later*) and you don’t need to! I have my own stationary spin bike (a Keiser) that I use and pretty much any stationary bike will work to participate in the classes (or treadmill for running classes, etc.) The only thing I can’t do is compete with other people on the leader board. I get all the classes, both live and recorded, including the cycling classes, as well as strength training, yoga, cardio, meditation, stretching, walking, boot camps, pilates, running and more for just $12.99 a month (and the app works on your phone, smart tv, ipad, etc.). Worth every penny! (And they usually have a 1-2 month free trial so you can check it out for yourself).

The main reason I love Peloton is the incredible variety. There are loads of new classes EVERY DAY, you can take them live or pre-recorded, and many different instructors to choose from (my favorite on the bike is Cody Rigsby but they are all good) and you can choose by class length, difficulty, even type of music in the class with ease. Every workout is new! If you’re like me then you’ve tried Beach Body, Shaun T, and a myriad of other online workouts. Doing the same recorded classes over and over again is BORING, and you get tired of them and stop. Not with Peloton, I’ve never done the same class twice. It keeps me interested and motivated. The $12.99 price tag is a serious bargain and I’m very happy with the service.

*All that being said, I do actually wish I had the Peloton bike. It’s not in the financial cards for me unfortunately (the bike is spendy, and the monthly fee more to be connected for the live classes) but I’d love to have the interactivity and connection the Peloton bike provides as well as the extra motivation of the leader board competitiveness. BUT the app is great and very affordable. In fact I’m going to go jump on my bike right now ๐Ÿ™‚

I have a confession to make…

Looking fit at Burning Man 2012 after P90X... Here I am looking fit (and rather silly) on my Burning Man vacation last year, after P90X, before all hell broke loose…

I have a confession to make. Right now, I am feeling slightly less than fabulous. Like so many women, I’ve been fighting that old “Battle of the Bulge” all my life, gaining and losing the same 20 pounds over and over. While my closet is full of fabulous clothes, they range in sizes from 6-10. Today finds me on the high side and back in the 10s. I want my 6s back. I was doing so very well last year. I’d completed both Insanity and P90X, was down on the small side of the closet and feeling great for my August vacation to Burning Man. Then upon returning, all hell broke loose, emotionally speaking. Financial stress hit hard. My father went into the hospital, then passed away. A couple months later my Mom got very sick and was in and out of the hospital as well. (she’s doing better now). Through it all, I let my workout routine go to hell, and ate for comfort. Today I begin the official journey back to feeling fabulous. Eating for health, working out 4-5 days a week, and adding more physical activity to my days. I will be sharing my journey with you here, and you have my permission to hold me accountable. I’ll be posting all sorts of helpful tips & tricks as well. I’ll tell you what’s working for me, and what isn’t. So come follow along, it’s going to be an interesting rideโ€ฆ

PS No matter what your weight, you still have the right to look great! Dress well and work it, no matter your size, because you ARE fabulous.

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