Weekend Peloton Dads Let’s Conquer It Together Now

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Yeah, I’m part of Peloton Dads #PelotonDads a weekend warrior. Before I go any further I don’t love to work out, but I need to work out so I do. I try to make it a part of my normal life. Currently, I tell myself that I have to work out first thing Sunday mornings. It seems to work for me, I have trouble getting to it during the week.

When you get older things seem to change, I’ve figured that out. When I was a kid I loved to be outside and played all types of sports. Basketball was my love, every chance that I got I was on the basketball court. It wasn’t hard to play ball twice a day almost every day. Now, it’s hard to just get out of the bed – LOL.

There are three things currently in my life that I’ve committed to:

  • Drinking less soda. (How: water, sometimes lemonade)
  • Getting a workout in at least once a week. (How: my dog, treadmill and bike)
  • Encouraging other people. (this blog)

I’m using the Peloton Dads community to help me stay accountable to myself. I do a lot of walk run programs and I’m always looking for the hash tag #PelotonDads. If I don’t see anyone I tell myself that I’m representing the group at the moment.

Good Devices for Peloton Dads

When I started out it was hard finding the right devices that seem to work. So right now what I’m using is the Garmin Venue 2 Plus, Peloton tread and bike. The easiest thing to do on the tread is once you get on it click the treadmill icon on your Garmin watch and the heart rate monitor will instantly connect to it.

I try to keep it as simple as possible so I don’t make any excuses of why I can’t work out today. Oh, I do have some cheap bluetooth headphones I purchased for like $20 somewhere.

Garmin connect is the app that is loaded onto your phone. It keeps track of your steps, running, stress, ecg, body battery and a couple of other things.

I also have the Garmin blood pressure monitor I try to use it at least once a week. It makes it easier when I go in for a checkup with my heart doctor. Every time you take a blood pressure reading it will store the Systolic and Diastolic readings with the date. There’s no need for writing it down on a piece of paper.

Keep up with all my health posts here.

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