Anyone who is an active member of the Peloton community loves it. Just ask them.
Everyone gets something different from the platform. There are a lot of people who really enjoy the community aspect of it. While it is nice, the community doesn’t do much for me. Some people really enjoy the badges or are motivated by the blue dot. Neither one of those things do much for me either. Others love a swarm ride and really work for those shoutouts. If you are seeing the tread here, those are not my jam either.
It’s the afterglow for me. It is feeling a lot less murderous. Between the cost of the actual bike and the monthly subscription fee, it costs what I would assume about as much as therapy. It is the confidence I feel after taking a ride. I literally leave it all on the bike or mat.
I find it so hard to put into words how mentally strong I have become over this last year. I learned to turn inward. I learned to leave not what is meant for me. I learned that I am enough – whether other people realize that or not. I started to really see people for who they are instead of how I want them to be.
I am not any smaller from over a year of regular workouts, but I am stronger both physically and mentally. Recently I walked around the house with my teenagers on my back; both asking me to squat them. I am pretty sure I would be able to do it but I was concerned about the 60-minute powerzone ride I had planned to do that day.
Obviously, it does not need to be Peloton. But make sure you have something that is yours. Something that makes you proud. Something that excites you. Something that provides that afterglow. It’s not always easy, but when you look one day you’ll be so glad you did it.
You are bigger than a smaller pair of pants.
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