Well, it’s officially 2023. I know many people are against setting resolutions, it’s cliché, but I love it. I love writing down goals for the year and trying my best to stick to them. The important thing is to not beat yourself up if you don’t stick to them or if they aren’t going to plan. I mean, on the first day of the new year, I had a cookie for breakfast without even thinking about it, and I laughed about it. But then, I hopped on the peloton (after trying to convince myself I’d do it on Monday) and had a salad for lunch. It reminded me that balance is key, and this new year is about eating cookies for breakfast and salads for dinner. My goals are pretty simple. I want to work out more (other than just walking), eat less artificial foods, dine out less, watch less t.v., and be the best mom I can be. Pretty simple goals. 😊 This past week has been relaxing, filled with walks, good food, and my new favorite hobby, bread making. As I type this, I have a jalapeño cheese sourdough in the oven, a cinnamon honey sourdough bread cooling, and four more loaves rising in the corner. I cannot be stopped! I love trying new sourdough recipes and making changes to figure out how to make the absolute perfect loaf of bread. I’ll share everything I’m learning, and I can’t wait to write a big blog post on my new sourdough bread journey!
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One thing I’ve been doing every day this past week has been a Peloton workout. I still have to fit my workout in today since Bug’s sleep schedule was a little off this morning, but I’m making it a goal to do 4 rides a week and 3 strength/or yoga classes on the off days. Some of you have followed me on Peloton, but my username is hellotaralynn if you want to join in and keep this motivation going! I will follow back and give you a high five if I see you on! I wonder if we can take the same classes at the same time? Let me know if that’s a thing!
I have been trying to eat more throughout the day and less at night. It helps me sleep better, and I feel more energized. So after my workout in the morning, I make myself an easy breakfast. I’ve been doing parfaits, eggs with potatoes, protein fruit smoothies, or my protein oatmeal.
The day after Christmas, we had our decorations down, and it felt good to have a clean and decluttered space again. I love that Tux felt comfortable sitting in the living room again after the tree was down. This year, we had hardly any space in our living room since we had a giant playpen, an oversized coffee table, and a Christmas tree. I feel so much better with my space back.
I have a lot of random dinners thrown into this recap post from the week.
This was one of those nights where we just tried to use up all the produce and didn’t have much protein to eat aside from eggs, but I can only eat so many eggs in one day. I made spaghetti squash with shredded parmesan, sweet garlic green beans and zucchini, garlic broccoli, and kielbasa.
Bugs is obsessed with coffee cups. I have a photo from almost every day of him taking my empty coffee cup and pretending to drink it. It’s the funniest thing ever! I think I posted one in my last recap blog. I bought him his little coffee cup so we can have it together. Gosh, I love that boy so much!
Usually, an hour or so after he wakes up, he’s ready to go back down for a nap. It’s like he wants to finish his sleep. When I put him back down, I get on the bike for a 30-45 minute ride. I used to sit and enjoy coffee during that time, but I want to make it a habit to work out instead. I know it’s only been a week, but I’ve had so much more energy after working out, which seems counterintuitive. It’s probably the endorphins and just being proud of myself for completing it. One of our favorite meals to make is turkey burgers. We flavor them differently each time, but the jalapeño cheddar ones are our favorite, and they are so good the next day, too!
This time, we added white cheddar, jalapeños, and red onion! Of course, I’m a ketchup and mustard gal.
He’s been obsessed with the piano since he was a newborn. He gets wild, banging all of the keys and laughing as hard as he can. Of course, I’ll put him in piano lessons one day, and he’ll most likely hate it. Isn’t that how it works? lol
Sticking to those resolutions with cooking at home! I love making salmon in the air fryer, roasted potatoes, and sweet green beans! I started going to Trader Joes’ every two weeks for my food hauls because it’s much more affordable, and they have much better produce (as long as you eat it quickly!)
It’s time to baby-proof the house! Send all the links my way in the comments. This baby is fast and eager to flop, drop, and crawl. Is it a thing for babies to seek thrill? He can now pull himself up to stand, which I didn’t think would happen at eight months, but apparently, it does. This is why we have the giant playpen, to keep him safe from all the hard floors and pointy corners. It’s so cute how obsessed he is with the dogs. He likes to watch them play (he thinks it’s so funny!), and he can’t get enough of Leo.
I purchased a Sourdough Cookbook for Beginners after getting interested in making our bread. We were at our local grocery store, and I picked up a half loaf of bread off the shelf. It had around six super thin cut slices. It was $7. I was like…what?? I know inflation is a thing, but that is crazy! It inspired me to start making homemade bread, and I’m so happy I did. I do have a slight addiction now, but it’s a good one to have! I may have found a new hidden talent of mine. I posted an Amazon board of everything I bought to make homemade bread.
I decided to make my starter since I was too impatient to wait for it to come in the mail. I followed the directions in the book and did the six-day process, and it turned out perfect. I have a sourdough starter coming in the mail later this week, so I can see if that one makes any difference, although my bread has turned out so good. I have about five jars of starter on my countertop because I’ve been making like six loaves a day. It’s so much fun!
I’ve been hooked on the Trader Joe’s salad kits this week. I add some extra toppings from leftover meals, and it makes lunch super easy! Last Saturday, it was rainy and chilly, so I made some homemade biscuits for breakfast sandwiches. Let me know if you’d like this recipe! Homemade biscuits are so easy to make and 10x better than canned ones. You will never go back! They are so good with butter and jelly. I’m in my “make everything at home” era. The only missing thing is a chicken coop, a house out in the country, and my vegetable garden. My husband said no way to the chickens and the farmhouse in the middle of nowhere, but yes to the vegetable garden! We are building the boxes this month!
The eggs were scrambled with Havarti dill cheese.
After breakfast, we took a family trip to Costco! Bugs loved riding in the cart, and I can’t believe how fast time is going that he fits up there! I bought the cart cover on Amazon and it’s great! I throw it into the wash after the store trips. It helps keep all the cart germs away!
Before leaving, I fed my starter, which was getting all bubbly and sour! I was so excited.
On New Year’s Eve, Kyle wanted to make Crunchwrap Supremes! We got the recipe from Delish. They were so easy to make, and I cannot get over how much they tasted like Taco Bell, but better. You have to try these! These are so easy to make gluten-free, dairy-free, and even vegan if you wanted to!
We ended up watching a movie, drinking Kombucha, and diving into some Macaroons on New Years’ Eve. Of course, we were in bed by 9 pm.
On New Year’s Day, I tried to talk myself out of the workout, but felt so much better after just getting it done! We put the bike upstairs in the guest room, so it wasn’t so cold/or hot in the garage. I use my AirPods so it doesn’t wake up the Bug while he’s napping.
For lunch, I had salmon, a salad kit from Trader Joe’s, rice crackers, and avocado added in! SO GOOD!
Another day of feeding my starter! There’s something so rewarding about making your own.
I love Cody’s classes! He is so freaking funny. I did his N’SYNC class, and his commentary was incredible.
On Monday, I made a quick breakfast and another batch of healthy chocolate chip cookies! Kyle loved them and kept asking me to make more! They are so chewy, even when kept in the freezer!
I added cranberries, chocolate chips, and almond extract to this batch, and they were INCREDIBLE!
After the cookies came out of the oven, we walked to the park to swing. Bugs could swing for hours! He is so obsessed, and his laughs are the best part.
Another day closer to bread! I set the alarm on Alexa to remind me to feed the starter every day at the same time for six days.
I made some pepper jack turkey burgers on Sunday night! 😋 If you follow me on Facebook, I like to share videos of these recipes! I’ll be sharing this one later this week.
After my morning ride on Tuesday, I headed out with the dogs to have coffee and watch them play. The weather felt like a crisp spring morning. The birds were chirping, the sunrise was gorgeous, and an eagle was sitting on the power line overlooking the neighborhood. These are the small things in life that make me so happy.
I made a protein smoothie for breakfast with strawberries, mango, banana, protein powder, and water. I gave Bugs a sip and then had to make him a kid-friendly one because he wanted to drink the entire thing. He had just fruit, some formula, and no protein.
I couldn’t get enough of the weather, so we headed to the park for a morning swing session.
OBSESSED with these two!
A few weeks ago, we decided to completely cut out T.V. for him. We used to let him watch Ms. Rachel or Super Simple Songs, but every time the t.v. was on, he’d get irritable or stare at the screen in some trance. Since cutting it out, he’s been independently playing with all of his toys; he’s learned to clap, crawl, and climb, hardly ever gets fussy, he says mama, and his sleeping pattern has been incredible. He’s sleeping 12 hours at night. I’m not saying it’s correlated, but I think the TV does more harm than good for him. I know it’s amazing to give parents a break, but he’s learned to play alone in his playpen, and he seems happier. I read to him more, and we listen to music, go on more walks, sit outside on the porch with books, and, I hope him not watching T.V. while he’s little encourages him to read more when he’s old enough or to use his imagination more. I was addicted to the T.V. as a kid, and I don’t want to let that happen to Bugs.
Of Course, we’ll watch a movie together on Friday night or have designated screen time, but no free range. I love that we don’t have the T.V. on all day anymore. I can’t tell you the last time I watched a show during the day, and honestly, it’s better for my mental health, too! And absolutely NO SHAME to anyone who has the T.V. on for their littles. I get it! I’m just sharing what we are doing.
Leftover turkey burger with the Trader Joe’s salad kit! 😋
He’ll do anything to make his way to Leo.
Another morning another ride!
In the morning, Bugs likes to crawl to the toys, bring me one, and then crawl back to get another. He does this until all the toys are out of the bin. It’s so funny! He also claps when we clap, which is so cute! It’s truly insane how fast this time with him is going. I can’t believe I have an 8 month old.
I love making roasted vegetables or potatoes with olive oil. I like to mash them with formula for Bug’s lunch or dinner. He’s an amazing eater. I’ve been documenting everything he eats for an upcoming blog post.
My first loaf was ready to go on Thursday!
I made a mistake by accidentally using tap water when mixing the starter. I wasn’t thinking, and I know the potential chlorine in tap water could kill the yeast. It still turned out amazing, but it wasn’t as fluffy as I intended. I also made the mistake of taking off the lid too soon. I didn’t give it enough time to cook in the center, so I had to put it back in.
We toasted it and dipped it in a parmesan pesto sauce! It had olive oil, garlic, basil, pepper, dill, Italian seasoning, chives, and parmesan. It was delicious!
My second loaf gave me the confidence I needed. It turned out PERFECT! It was amazing, and I couldn’t wait to make more that day and try out other flavors.
My mom stopped over on Friday, and we headed out for a long walk and park date with Bugs.
I decided to try another sourdough recipe, using the one from the Sourdough Cookbook for Beginners. I loved that the measurements were weighed because it helped with the accuracy each time. I think I preferred this recipe! I did a few different things with letting the dough rise, but overall it turned out incredible.
I used a proofing bowl to get the lines like that.
On Friday, I made a honey cinnamon, jalapeno pepper jack & cheddar, and a plain one! They are soooooo amazing toasted with butter. We have a pesto parmesan in the oven and another jalapeno, so I can overnight them to Kyle’s mom.
I hope you guys have the best weekend. Thank you for stopping by to read! ♥️ Let me know your questions about sourdough so I can put them in my beginner’s sourdough blog!
Questions for you!
- Do you ever make your own bread?
- Have you been sticking to any of your New Years’ goals?
- Did you watch a lot of T.V. when you were younger?
Man oh man the sourdough bread journey has been rough for me. 😂 I also made my own starter, and while some recipes have worked, others totally flopped. I’ve determined my starter wasn’t active enough so I need to try from the beginning again.
I shockingly didn’t set any goals this year. Last year I picked a word of the year, and I think I prefer that because I can incorporate it into my thoughts and actions. This year, I picked “Peace” in both my home and my soul. There will be lots of decluttering this month. I can feel it already!
I did watch a lot of TV, but I don’t recall it ever being an “issue”. We played outside a lot, and I was also obsessed with the Sims. LOL. I still love it, tbh 😂 I’ll call it balance 😜
Taralynn McNitt says
I had to watch a lot of videos (and found the Buzzfeed one pretty informative!) on Youtube for the starter! The book said to feed it every day, but the video said to wait until it rises/bubbles. I think that was much more helpful!
I love that you pick words. That is a great idea, and “Peace” is perfect!! Enjoy all that decluttering! It feels good. I feel like I’m constantly doing it now that we are going through baby stages.
Hahaha I spent to many hours building my Sims home! 😆 I HATED to read when I was little so I’m thinking T.V. did that to me.
I get so happy when I see a new blog post! Happy New Year!
I have never made bread before but I would be interested in the process, so definitely looking forward to your sourdough post (and your vegetable garden post too!)
I’d like to have a more consistent exercise schedule with some strength training too, so that’s my goal this year!
Taralynn McNitt says
Happy New Year, Shelby!
Thank you! I am so so excited about the garden. I purchased the Gardenary book, and her guide makes me feel confident enough to tackle it!
Love that goal and it’s the same for me as well! 😃
Kelsey W. says
This weekly recap feels different, but in a good way! It feels like you are settling into a way of life that suits your perfectly, and your happiness shines through. I am not saying your other posts aren’t happy, this one just feels really right, if that makes sense?! lol!!
I’ve never made bread, but it is a goal of mine! And after seeing your experience, I can’t wait to try it! I loooove bread with some Kerrygold butter, and I’m sure it tastes so much better when it is homemade.
I love your perspective on TV and I never have it on during the day! Coincidentally, I am happier and more productive 🙂 when I was younger I definitely watched TV and played video games but I broke that up with playing outside. I feel like our generation is one of the last ones before cell phones and tablets consumed the world, and I am super thankful for that! I also love how tuned in you are to Bugs to notice how things affect him. You are such a wonderful mom! <3
I hope you have a great weekend! xoxo Kelsey
Taralynn McNitt says
Thank you 😊 That means a lot! I feel like I’m exactly where I need to be in life.
You’ll be shocked, but I tried Kerrygold butter with my bread for the first time yesterday. LIKE WHAT? Why did it take this long for me to try it? My family will not be raised on Country Crock after that! 😆 It was so good!
Thank you for those sweet words! It’s crazy that we were able to grow up without tablets/cell phones, and yes, I played outside SO MUCH!!! But when it came to reading, I hated it. T.V. was so much easier lol I just hope that doesn’t happen to my son. Luckily, Kyle loves to read, and I’m hoping he gets that from him.
I hope you have a great weekend too!!!
I so love your posts, Taralynn, especially your weekly recaps! I’m in a very similar life stage right now, staying home with my baby boy and working part-time remotely, and it’s just the best! 🙂 Your posts inspire me to cook more, make time for daily exercise, and keep meaningful hobbies going for myself (even if that’s harder some days than others!) I love seeing how you’re always trying new things and expanding your many talents, all while taking the best care of your babe. It inspires me to do the same!
I also love everything you said about TV and babies – we’ve done the same thing and seen the same results! I also don’t let him ever watch anything on my phone, even if he gets fussy when we’re running errands. To him, my phone is solely a camera haha – and it makes me happy when we go places that he’s not crying for the phone or a screen, but instead just taking in his environment and playing creatively. It really makes a difference!
Wishing you and your family a joyous new year. 🙂
Taralynn McNitt says
Your comment just made my day. Thank you for those kind words! This is a fun stage of life, and it’s crazy how fast our babies grow! People don’t lie when they say it goes by so fast. Your baby boy is lucky to have you home with him! ♥️
I am right there with you! It’s crazy how obsessed they are with their phone. My son is always reaching for mine, and it makes me nervous. It’s also a good reminder to be present and off my phone around him. I love that you’ve noticed the same results! Even on our walks, he can sit and look out for a good hour, just babbling and being content without any toys, t.v., or phones to entertain him. Babies don’t need so much noise.
Thanks for stoppng by to read, and I hope you have a great week!
I’ve tried to make bread a few times and every time I love it, but always fall out of the habit – I’m so inspired by your sourdough! They look amazing! I live in the uk and sourdough loaves are also so expensive here. The only downside when I make bread is I literally want to eat the entire thing whilst it’s warm !
I haven’t made New Year’s resolutions but I am trying to fit in time outdoors every day.
I also didn’t want much tv as a kid, I think it’s whatever works best for you mama, every parent and lifestyle and lifestyle is different. I love hearing about your parenting journey. Xox
Taralynn McNitt says
I also have that downfall. lol, We love opening it up and testing out each loaf. I had more bread this week than the entire 2022 year.
Love that. Outdoor time is so important! I make sure to get out every day on a walk as well.
Thank you!!! xo
I have had my peloton for nearly 2 years and I am absolutely obsessed with it 😍 Have just followed you.
You can schedule rides in with other people for specific times in the app xx
Taralynn McNitt says
We had ours for two years 😂 but it was always Kyle’s thing, but now that he doesn’t ride it as much, it’s mine! Yay!! I’ll follow back! xo xo
Ashton Jury says
I LOVE THAT YOU’RE BACK TO COOKING ALL THE THINGS!! Those jalapeño burgers look delish along with your salmon. I’ve made sourdough once, but I do love baking bread, usually just white or banana are my go too. I did watch TV a lot as a kid but not so much as an adult. I’m still not caught up on the shows I do actually like. Most of December I loved just having Christmas movies on while I was doing stuff around the house.
I’ve already slacked on my goal to peloton everyday but not by choice, I hurt my back at work so I was told to take it easy. I am still working hard on not eating out all the time and using the things that I have at home to cook more. I was so excited to discover I had everything in my pantry to make the viral ‘La Scala Salad’ which I’d think you love! Its all over til tok and pinterest. I’m obsessed.
Taralynn McNitt says
Thank you, Ashton!!
Feels good to get back into the rhythm. Ohh I need to buy bananas for banana bread. That sounds so good!!
I’m with you on that! I’m behind on SO MANY SHOWS! I think I watched so much T.V. last year while being pregnant and sick lol
I’m sorry you hurt your back and I hope you get to feeling better soon! Rest truly is the best.
OKKKK just googled that salad and I’m going to make it ASAP!!! I still want to try that viral salad dip (can’t remember the name!)
All hail Kerrygold butter!!!! Been buying it for a few years now and nothing compares.
Your loafs look professional, girl!
I recall reading something about pediatricians recommending that toddlers not watch TV at all, but I have no idea where I read that online.
There are protectors you can get for the sharp corners on furniture to prevent child injuries.
Did I really type “loafs”? I mean loaves.
Taralynn McNitt says
ME ALWAYS 😆
Taralynn McNitt says
YES! I won’t go back lol
AHHH thank you!!!! ♥️ I’m taking this new bread journey seriously.
Yes, we had talked to our pediatrician about screen time, and she said it was fine, but we decided against it as he got old enough to pay attention.
We just ordered a ton of them! He’s on the move, getting fast, and our furniture is sharp!
Looks like you are easing into the new year with an outlook of positivity and appreciating each day! I am trying to be more mindful as well this year and not get so caught up in things needing to be “perfect”.
Request from me – I would love to see a guide on how you build your raised beds when you finish them! I am curious about gardening (especially fresh herbs) and would love to build some of my own too!
Have a great Week 🥰
Taralynn McNitt says
I love that ♥️ What is perfection, anyway?
I’m going to try to document the entire process!
Now I’m really thinking I need to try those cookies! They look so good!
Do you ever make your own bread? My husband is the expert bread maker and it’s too good for words…. although sourdough has been his achilles heel. I’ve been thinking of working with my little one to see how we do on the sourdough.
Have you been sticking to any of your New Years’ goals? Yes! To be more frugal, I’ve not had much chance to be set back from it, but I’m definitely being mindful!
Did you watch a lot of T.V. when you were younger? I played outside a lot, read a bit, and watched TV a bunch… but I have a kiddo who absolutely cannot have TV or anything of the sort in the AM or she becomes grumpy for the day, we learned this when she was a toddler, so I feel ya there Mama!
Taralynn McNitt says
YES! Those cookies are my favorite 😊 I’m going to get more almond flour this morning to make more, and maybe a few new flavors.
That could be so much fun! Plus, making the starter is like science. It’s super rewarding!
Ahhh yes, I’ve heard this from many people. I wanted to cut it out before it became an addiction!
Well, you nailed one thing: inflation!
Now hear me out…I grew up in Raleigh and moved to the Triad of NC about 3 years ago. A friend of mine has a chicken coop which I had zero interest in until she asked me to help out. Now I’m obsessed with chickens, have a little coop of my own and I’m not paying $8 for a dozen of eggs. I never knew how fun chickens were until I had some of my own. I think you definitely need to talk the husband into changing his mind. 😉 They are extremely low maintenance and definitely worth it!
And that bread looks amazing! I’ve never made bread in my life. Will you do a post explaining the process?
Taralynn McNitt says
haha if my HOA allowed the chickens, I’d have all of them!!! lol
Happy New Year Taralynn! I hope you have an amazing start of 2023 🙂
I´ve never made my own bread but my Mom started doing it lately. She brught me some loaves to Barcelona to try them out and och wow the bread is delicious!
I know it´s a little bit cliche but I like Ne Year´s goals. I use to stick to most of them because I always try them to be realistic, but of course some of them are easier and some other harder to accomplish. This year I want to slow down a little bit and enjoy little moments. I wanna come back to my daily excercises at home but I dont wanna kill myself with the gym and “perfection”.
I watched a lot of TV when I was a child and later a teenager and when I moved to Barcelona I didn´t have TV at all for like 4 years and I didn´t miss it at all. Strange but true! So I think I could live without TV now without any problem, but you are right it´s crazy how much time we spent in front of TV as kids.
So I truly understand your decision with Bugs! Sometimes I wanna to the same with social media, just disonnect from Instagram for few days. It´s so refreshing!
I am sending you big hugs and wishing my best in 2023 for you and your beautiful family 🙂
If you are looking for a book to read, I highly suggest Little Beach Street Bakery by Jenny Colgan. I swear you came smell the bread she makes through the pages, it’s soooo good! We also noticed a huge difference in our son when we limited his tv time. He does still enjoy listening to the Coco Disney soundtrack though!
That bread looks amazing! I’m not into bread making, but I would love to see your biscuit recipe. I can’t wait to try that crunchwrap recipe…yum! I’m also a fan of getting all the decorations put away and getting the house back to normal. I finally got mine completely back in order this past weekend. Your eagle picture is incredible! Seeing eagles is always exciting to me.
Loved the recap! I hope you’ll document the building of the garden beds– how exciting!
Can’t wait for the blog post on sourdough… I want to try but I’m so scared! 🙂
I am loving your sourdough bread making journey, friend! I have enjoyed seeing your IG stories and they really do look perfect!! I’m afraid to try it, but kind of want to anyway, haha! Your little guy is so adorable and I love that he’s picking up cups. He wants to drink coffee with his momma! 🙂
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I love your enthusiasm for baking! It gives me a good stimulus to find and start something which definitely has the power to balance/calm my life.
And yessss, I really like the homemade biscuits recipe! As a baking beginner, that will be perfect for me to start baking properly again- to be honest I failed to bake pumpkin cake yesterday which just blow over one of my new years’ goals xD
Hope you having a beautiful day!
I love your weekly recaps and am enjoying following your bread making! I’d love to start making my own bread and having multiple kinds/flavors around at once, but I am afraid I would just eat it all! Haha.
I completely agree about TV. My husband and I are guilty of having it on all the time in the background in the evenings when we get home from work and on the weekends, even if we aren’t actually watching it. I personally hate that because we have a 2 year old and I always said I wanted to limit his screen time. He still plays on his own and won’t get fixated on the tv unless its one of his few favorite shows that he likes, but I definitely want to cut it off more and be more intentional with that time with him!
I would love to have your biscuit recipe, and also how you make/season your salmon if you don’t mind sharing those things!
Oh! I forgot to mention some of my favorite baby-proofing items in my other comment that we started out with when my son first started to pull up and walk. If you have sharp corners on your furniture buy soft corner guards. They can come in different colors to match your furniture and just stick right on and have saved us from some potentially scary incidents. To lock cabinetry we prefer the magnetic cabinet locks option and keep the magnets up high on the side of our refrigerator. Baby can’t get in, and there’s no visible baby-proofing on the outside! My son loves to copy me and help out in the kitchen so I went to Walmart and bought him his own timer, little pot/pan, measuring cups, bowls, wooden spoon, etc. and cleared out a cabinet for him to play in that we keep unlocked!
I got both of those baby-proofing items off Amazon. Good luck with the little one on the move!! 🙂
Cait DeMoss says
We’ve noticed this too with L if we let him have too much screen time. We’ve significantly limited tablet time and only allow a tiny bit of TV a day(Though as of right now we are currently struggling with internet connection so he’s been down in the playroom a lot the past 2 days). We’re talking tantrums, not listening, etc.
Taralynn McNitt says
Ahhh poor thing! You’re such a good mom, and he’ll have a built-in best friend in no time!!
You can absolutely take classes at the same time! You can even video stream classes with a friend (I did this once and was like why are we listening to each other huff and puff) but it’s fun and motivating. I love my peloton. As a mom with little kids, it makes working out so much easier. I also love Cody. Ally, Hannah, and Emma are great too. For strength I love Callie! She’s got great energy. See you on the leaderboard!