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I’ve been lifting weights since I was 16 years old, and I’ve been dedicated to cardio since I was 25. The one thing I’ve learned about fitness among everything else is that you can’t out-exercise a bad diet.
On the Today Show, they detailed how one women lost 28 pounds by purchasing a Peloton and making diet changes.
“My weight got so out of control,” Bordo told TODAY. “On my 34th birthday, I was like ‘You know what? You’re graduating, you have a job. Now, you can do something for you. It’s no longer ‘OK, let’s make sure everybody else is taken care of.'”
That day, Bordo enrolled in WW, the diet program formerly known as Weight Watchers, and made a promise to herself that over the next year she would complete 300 Peloton bike rides, in addition to other daily exercise. She also documented her journey on Instagram with updates and before-and-after pictures. To date, she has lost 28 pounds.
Lydia has also been documenting her journey on her Instagram page as well.
She’s made incredible progress, and I know first hand how diet and exercise (or lack there of) can impact your mental health. When I am regularly exercising and eating well, I am a better parent, husband, and all around happier.
Bordo said that typically, she tries to exercise from 30 minutes to 90 minutes each day. Sometimes, that comes in the form of long walks with her family or short, 10-minute express workouts from the Peloton app; often it involves riding the bike for at least a few minutes. The most important thing to her is flexibility and a routine that she can change as the day demands.
In my few weeks of having a Peloton bike, knowing that all I need to do get a workout in is clip in, find a class, and start pedaling has been a huge motivator.
As of this writing, I am on vacation, so I am missing my Peloton classes, but I have been using the Peloton app to continue my workout streaks. I’ve been getting up and doing a quick meditation to clear my head and then heading out for a quick run.
Lydia is currently using WW to help manage her diet, but I see this as something Peloton can easily branch out into in the future.