I wrote about my Peloton Digital DIY setup a few days ago, and I've now had a full week with it. I've done at least one cycling class every day, including a live class, and I've done one quick 10-minute yoga class. I'm still getting a feel for which classes (and instructors) I like the most. I have until the end of this month before my trial is up, and I'm fairly certain I'll end up subscribing in the end.
I'm not particularly motivated by leaderboards, so I cobbled together my own setup for Peloton Digital's cycling classes. I should be able to use the same setup for Apple Fitness+ when that arrives, although I'm not entirely sure I'll switch over when it's released. It is a wee bit cheaper ($10 vs $13), but having a friend on Peloton is more motivating than anything.
My indoor bike arrived today! Despite it toppling over when the UPS delivery guy dropped it (oops!), the only damaged piece was a piece that isn't part of the final product. Poor guy underestimated the steepness of our driveway hill.
I took a longer lunch to put the bike together, and then I did a 30-minute Peloton Digital ride. It was labeled as “Beginner Advanced,” and me, being a cyclist and generally fit person thought it would be a breeze. Shocker: it was not easy at all. I'm definitely not used to intense cardio like that, so it ended up being a really, really solid workout.
Helped a friend move some bulky items into his new house. All the fitness stuff I've been doing seems to be paying off in a practical way, too. Came home, ate dinner, and played some Ring Fit. I really need to do a better job of getting settled in for bed a bit earlier, but it just feels like there aren't enough hours in the day.
Today was Mabon, the autumnal equinox in the northern hemisphere. I was hoping to make some bird feeders, but that plan fell through, so I think I'll do it tomorrow instead. Mabon is meant to be about letting go of things you no longer need and making sacrifices. I can't say I did the latter, but I did donate a whole trunk full of tents, coats, sleeping bags, and other winter gear to a coat drive. That felt like a festive way to celebrate. I also had a video chat with some other witch friends, and even though we didn't do much craft talk, it was nice to connect with them.
This is my third week of lifting in a row, and I am really starting to see muscle definition! My upper body especially looks absolutely strong and radical, and I've noticed a difference in things I'm doing around the house being easier in general. Maybe one day, I'll even be able to do a real live push-up and pull-up. ;)