Diana from New Jersey

An image a SSoD user from New Jersey.
An image a SSoD user from New Jersey.

When I saw this contest I thought there is no way I could win this because I really don’t have a typical success story. I am not overweight and I work out pretty consistently now for years. I am actually one of those people that actually likes to workout. Heck, I would probably be a spinning instructor if I wasn’t such a chicken. 

But, if you look up the word success in the dictionary it means the accomplishment of an aim or purpose. So I guess my story would qualify.
 
My story is this I am an outdoor person I love to be outside running, hiking, bike riding sometimes even doing yoga on my deck. But living in New Jersey has its challenging seasons like yup you guessed it, winter. I heard one of the SSOD instructors say that the weather in San Diego is boring I wish we had that problem.

Well anyway, I used to enjoy being outside in the winter also I skied, I joined a ski club even skied on the ski race team even though I wasn’t very good. Then something changed, I really started to dislike the cold I am not sure if it’s because I am working outside longer (I deliver mail) or if it’s because I am getting older? (I would hate for that to be the reason) but whatever the reason I really was losing my battle to tolerate the cold. So no longer would I play or run or explore all I wanted to do was put my sweats on and watch walking dead on Netflix.  But I couldn’t do that because then my cardio would suffer sure I could join a gym but there is another added expense plus my aim was to find something I enjoyed in the comfort of my own home.

I was doing some cardio by following various tapes that I had but I still felt like something was missing.  So I bought a spinning bike it wasn’t anything fancy but it worked. I tried watching videos on youtube at first but it was always the same classes with the same music. That’s where I stumbled on SSOD I tried the free class with Cat and from then on I was hooked. SSOD saved my winter workouts of course I still had everything else I did but this was a replacement for the cardio I was missing out on by not running outside.
An image of a SSoD user's workout set-up.

So my win is not giving up and finding something I love in the comfort of my home. Thank You SSoD!

New Jersey