I Did It

It probably comes as no shock, but the pandemic has not helped my waistline. Like many people, I gained the “Quarantine 15” (I blame a lack of activity and my love of carbs and cheese) – enough that I’ve noticed my pants are getting a bit snug and my shirts don’t always look the same on. Now that it’s getting colder outside, I know my activity level will be even worse, so I finally pulled the trigger on something I’ve been mulling over for awhile – I bought a Peloton Bike.

Easton thought we needed one a year ago (at the height of their popularity) and I resisted, but I’ve had the chance to check out some of their classes…. and they look fun. So, last weekend, we stopped by the store and I ordered it. My bike was supposed to be here yesterday, but the drivers discovered some part of it was damaged so it should be here tomorrow. In the mean time, I’ve been playing around with a variety of yoga, cardio, and strength classes – I have been amazed at how fast a 20 or 30 minute workout goes by!

Why mention all of this? Well, chances are you’ll be seeing a bit more workout gear on here for awhile (even though no one can see me, doesn’t mean I can’t have new clothes?) – which is a great way for me to use of some of that athletic knit I’ve been stashing. Secondly, if you already own a Peloton, add me (my user name is, stacysews). If you’re thinking about getting one for yourself, be sure to use me as a referral – you’ll get $100 off (which basically covers the price of the cleats) and I’ll get some gear myself! Hopefully, you’ll also be noticing some physical changes in a few months – I’m not expecting a dramatic change in weight, but I do hope that I look a bit more toned (I’ve been doing some core classes and apparently I “need” this, LOL) and less squishy.

By the way, if you’re wondering who that guy is next to the bike – it’s Cody Rigsby. He’s a Peloton instructor and is currently on Dancing with the Stars. I tried a Beyonce dance cardio with him yesterday and it kicked my butt… a dancer I am not.

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