Getting Back in the Saddle: Peloton and Torn Meniscus
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Getting Back in the Saddle: Peloton and Torn Meniscus

About a month ago, my daughter screamed from her bedroom. There was a bug! Get it out! I ran in with an envelope (a great way to catch spiders and other bugs to safely get them outside) and a rolled-up issue of Rolling Stone (in case it wasn’t the kind…

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My Peloton Experience after 100 Classes
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My Peloton Experience after 100 Classes

This weekend I achieved 100 classes with Peloton. In March, my family bought a Peloton bike and I have logged over 70 rides and 30 strength, meditation, and stretching classes with the app. I am not sponsored by Peloton, I am not a naturally athletic person, I never did a…

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I Get the Peloton Hype: An Update After 25 Rides
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I Get the Peloton Hype: An Update After 25 Rides

I was one of the lucky ones, I ordered my Peloton during the pandemic and received it within a week. But that’s because I ordered it before everything went into total lockdown. I know now people are waiting for months to get theirs. Hang in there, it will be worth…

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I Bought a Peloton and I’m Neither Rich Nor Thin
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I Bought a Peloton and I’m Neither Rich Nor Thin

I’ve never been terribly athletic. I was on the summer swim team when I was a teen and tween, but that is the extent of my fitness life. However, in December 2017 I quit Corporate America to be a full-time blogger and I also decided to make another major life…

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The Greatest Gift I Gave Myself
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The Greatest Gift I Gave Myself

If I could gift every woman six months of weight training sessions I would. There has been nothing that has made a bigger impact not just on my body, but my body image, my self-esteem, how I view my self, my purpose in the world, and other women. I started…

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I Started Weight Training One Year Ago: The Results
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I Started Weight Training One Year Ago: The Results

A year ago, I was in the worst shape of my life. At 5’3” I was a bit over 200 lbs. I had back pain, knee pain, and occasionally got migraines. My allergies were terrible, I was always tired and felt as though I was living life in a fog.…

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What I Wore: Working Out
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What I Wore: Working Out

I have never liked my belly.  I always felt it was too big.  In high school, I starved and purged until I was under 100 pounds but I still had a pooch. In college, I would do hundreds of crunches and live off canned tuna and vodka but still found…

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Before and After: Six Months with Elite Technique
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Before and After: Six Months with Elite Technique

A couple weeks ago, I shared my workout journey. At the beginning of December, I signed up with Elite Technique, a personal training gym in Beltsville, Maryland. I had come to love my body, all 200+ pounds on a 5’3” frame. Since having my daughter almost a decade ago, I…

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