Peloton Update

Happy 2022!

Let me start this new year by saying this: I absolutely love the Peloton! And yes, I annoyingly work it into most conversations because I love talking about it with anyone who will listen. I'm totally OK with it getting a bad rap for being luxurious and over-the-top. Simply put, it makes exercising fun. :)

I purchased it in October and just hit 50 rides on January 1st! I aim for 3-4 classes per week and love seeing my output consistently improve. 

You may remember in my first Peloton blog post that I was concerned about losing weight by adding these workouts.  Instead, I have probably gained 3-5 pounds since owning it.  Either I've gained muscle (Brian, stop laughing) or I am just eating more. I don't know; maybe a bit of both.

I bought protein powder and usually make a green smoothie a few times a week. I use spinach, almond milk, banana, avocado, and vanilla protein powder and just blend it together. I added this smoothie routine once I got the bike for extra nutrition, so overall I feel healthier. 

I love the ability to follow friends and keep tabs on their workouts. There's accountability when others can see what I do and it's fun to be competitive. 

I've really liked the instructors and mostly the convenience of being able to work out from home anytime. When I first got the bike, I thought I would use it first thing in the morning and wake up early, but that has not been the case at all. Instead, I just work it into my day whenever it fits best. Since I normally do a 15, 20, or 30 minute ride, it's very easy to find the time. 

Ok, well three months in and I am making good progress and feeling like it was a great purchase! I will check back in at the 6-month mark to let you know if I'm still going full steam ahead!