How to get the Peloton Experience with a non-Peloton bike

How to get the Peloton Experience with a non-Peloton bike. Here's how we saved $3000 using a cheaper bike and cadence sensor.

Peloton just lowered the price of its basic bike. While that is great news for anyone who has been thinking about buying one, the Peloton bike is still a very expensive piece of equipment. Read on to find out how we hacked our non-Peloton bike to get a Peloton experience for thousands of dollars less.   Why we wanted to buy a bike in the first place My husband Jeff…

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Self-Care for Hard Times

This is what self-care looks like in the year 2020.

Back in March when the professional baseball season was suspended and my husband (who is a professional baseball coach) was sent home from Spring Training to ride out this “Coronavirus thing,” we anticipated 2–3 weeks of interrupted life. As we hung out in Texas, somewhat enjoying our little quarantine vacation, I thought for sure we would be sending him back to Arizona in no time. Then 2020 became, well, 2020.…

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Shifting my Perspective on Fitness

Changing my Perspective on Fitness

Last summer, Leila and I did an at-home workout program together. We had a blast encouraging each other and giggling over our lack of flexibility. At the end of the program, we were stronger and bonded together in a new way. When COVID shut the world down this spring, and we were literally stuck at home, I started doing Peloton workouts every day. (We don’t have a Peloton bike, we…

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Beef Picadillo Recipe

Beef Picadillo Recipe

In the middle of our stay-at-home orders, my next door neighbor and friend shattered her collarbone while out for a jog. The last thing I wanted her to have to worry about after surgery was what to eat for dinner. So I pulled a chair into the kitchen, climbed on top, and dug out my old recipe notebook. Welcome to the world before Pinterest…and the golden age of Clipart. I…

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Why we Love Revolution Math Tutoring

Why We Love Revolution Math (and how you can get 30 days of math tutoring for only $1!)

I want to tell you about why we love Revolution Math and how you can get 30 days of math tutoring for only $1. (But you have to sign up before the end of June!) When I heard about Revolution Math, it was in the middle of our Covid homeschooling adventure. I was looking to get a little more help with math for our 5th grade daughter and thought this…

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What I wish people knew about celiac disease is ____.

What we want you to know about celiac disease

Since sharing my raw post about what it feels like to live with celiac disease, I’ve gotten hundreds of comments, emails, and DMs from the celiac community thanking me for putting some of what they feel into words. This year I wanted to share more of a community perspective, so I posted the following statement on my Facebook page and asked people to comment. “What I wish people knew about…

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How to Watch Saved by the Bell in the Correct Order

How to watch Saved by the Bell in Chronological Order

Have you ever tried to watch Saved by the Bell in the correct order? While you can get all of the episodes on Hulu, it’s pretty obvious once you start watching that time is jumping around and chronologically it doesn’t make much sense.  This was never something that bothered me as a kid because I watched whatever episode happened to be on after school, but these days, when you sit…

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