Andrew came out during my ride and said, ‘Ummm, I think this is a little too perfect for you.’
WHY DID WE WAIT SO LONG?
PS I am Janaebaron (add me and let’s be friends).
I’m a beginner with this new world, but I thought I would share five things I have LOVED right away with the bike (ps I have zero sponsorship ties with them, but I tried for a while to get them to ha;).
*I had my social workout needs met for the morning, which I 100% did not expect. I’ve been working out alone for what feels like an eternity lately, and I have missed running with people. With the Peloton, it is like you are hanging out with the instructor and getting that feeling of working together with the group that is doing the class at the same time. Not going to lie, my competitive side was thriving with the leaderboard throughout the ride too. It makes it easier to avoid quitting because everyone else is working hard too.
*The smoothness! I’ve been on many spin bikes over the years (I taught for about five years), and nothing I have tried is as smooth as this (you get what you pay for). My foot felt 100% normal during and after I got off too. Such a great workout while being so easy on my plantar/joints/everything.
*I was dripping sweat by the end. My legs were toast, the endorphins were flowing, and the time went by way too fast. I ENJOYED it, which felt strange because cross-training usually feels like a chore.
*I don’t have to guess for one second. The instructor and screen tell you exactly where you should be with your cadence and resistance. My type-A personality could not be happier about that. It is motivating to have them lead you, count down for you, prepare you for what is next, and have the best music to match the desired cadence.
*ALL of the stats when you are done. Stats are one of my favorite things when it comes to running. I love going over everything when I get home from a run. I could see every detail of the ride (you can scroll down and see more) once I finished. They also send you a message once you finish telling you ‘good job’ and I’m a big fan of words of affirmation;)
I also did a 10-minute arms strength class and a 5-minute stretching class and loved both. The screen on my bike doesn’t swivel (the newest version does), but I just put a mat right behind my bike and was able to see the screen perfectly. I almost started crying because I enjoyed it all so much.
I loved having these cheerleaders at the end.
I’ve told you before about our neighbor that is just two months younger than Skye… they are inseparable these days and go back and forth between our houses. I am pretty sure the only times they are apart lately are for pre-school.
Whoever thought of putting a TV above the chair at the dentist’s office is the best.
Chicken cream cheese chili (I add an extra can of tomato soup to this recipe) for dinner. It’s always a fan favorite at our house and cornbread on the side is a must.
Just a few things before we part…
Random house thing that nobody asked for ha—> sometimes the only way I can motivate myself to put away laundry is just to throw it all on my bed in the morning so that when I go in there at night to go to bed, I’m forced to put it away.
Beck stood up for 7 seconds straight yesterday. He was shocked over his accomplishment.
Give me all things pumpkin right now. My friend brought over a pumpkin smoothie and it was just what I needed.
Seeing Skye’s trail of jackets, shoes, socks and her backpack (trail was longer than what I could fit in the picture) from when she walks in the door always makes me really happy… I know I will miss that someday in the future.
It’s become a habit to just carry my foot roller from one room of the house to the other.
Expiration dates on food, do you follow them or not so much? Or does it depend on what type of food?
-Pantry items I am a bit more lenient (see above cornbread… oops) but with fridge items I am too afraid to go past the date.
For your running coach or fitness instructors—> are you needing a tough-love type person, someone that is super complimentary (cheerleader type personality), or something in the middle?
Best pumpkin item you have had this season so far?
Laundry—> put it away right away or let it stare at you for a while until you finally put it away?