Peloton Weight Loss Journey: How I Lost 32 Pounds in 3 Months

This Peloton Weight Loss Journey is NOT sponsored and was written based on my honest experience as a busy mom working on her fitness!

I know what you’re probably thinking – maybe this sounds too good to be true.

But I’ll be completely honest with you, my Peloton weight loss journey has been VERY hard work and isn’t based on indoor cycling alone.

peloton weight loss journey - before after results

I took serious control of my health over the past 3 months and focused on moving my body and fueling it with nutritious foods after someone very dear to me suffered a stroke.

This was the most eye-opening experience I’ve ever had and it completely changed the way I prioritize my time.

I actually started riding the bike again about three weeks before when I was diagnosed with trochanteric (hip) bursitis but this scare made me turn it up a notch.

Now that said, I don’t work out for three hours a day or limit my calories to just 1,200!

But I try to make an effort daily and am aware of what I eat.

If you’re interested in reading about a fitness journey that I’m pretty proud of, I hope this may be the inspiration you need to start on your own 🙂

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Peloton Weight Loss Journey: How I Lost 32 Pounds in 3 Months

I’ve had my Peloton bike since 2019 but after two miscarriages and a fourth full-term pregnancy, staying motivated was a bit of a challenge.

The bike has always helped me clear my head though.

And honestly, it’s probably been just as good for me mentally as it has been physically, if not better.

When I found out I was pregnant for the fourth time in May 2020, I was just starting to work out regularly with the bike and had lost 35 pounds by combining a keto diet with regular Peloton spin classes.

My husband and I both went keto in October 2019 but it wasn’t until around February 2020 that the two of us started hitting the bike five or six times a week.

But because of past miscarriages, I was worried about continuing at the pace I was going.

The University of Massachusetts Amherst published a study in May 2020 linking high-strain exercise to early pregnancy loss.

So, I took some photos to remind myself of how hard I’d worked to get fit and knew I’d try again after our second baby was born!

Here’s a photo from the last time I worked out after learning I was pregnant.

peloton for weight loss

I saw a Noom ad for the 500th time on Facebook

September 12th, 2021 is the official day I decided to focus on my health again – I know because that’s what Noom shows me in the app!

I swear I’ve been seeing these weird ads of picturesque vegetables and side-by-side food comparisons telling me to guess which one is 200 calories for about two years.

So, I finally decided to see what the heck Noom is all about!

And I’m glad I did – I started hitting the Peloton again a couple of days later.

I started with 20 minutes and built up to 30 minutes, and then 45, and 1 hour.

peloton mom schedule

Now because I have a 10-month-old (whose nap schedule is currently all over the place) and a very active and playful 4-year-old, I have to do A LOT of planning to get my workouts in daily.

My husband, you ask?

He works in the film industry – so he’s away for 12 to 15 hours a day!

But he’s currently in the Canary Islands making movies and sipping margaritas – seriously, here’s a selfie he sent me today.

peloton dads - mom weight loss story

See you in 31 days, J!

Is the Peloton good for weight loss?

Yes, cycling classes like Peloton can burn around 400 to 1,000 calories an hour.

So, as long as you maintain a calorie deficit between a healthy diet and exercise, working out with Peloton classes can definitely lead to weight loss.

In addition to burning a ton of calories, a few other benefits of cycling include:

  • improved cardiovascular health
  • building strength
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More ways to love your Peloton workouts:

Does Peloton help lose belly fat?

It can.

Indoor cycling classes use all of the following muscles:

  • core
  • quadriceps
  • glutes
  • hamstrings
  • lower legs
  • upper body
  • back

Since you’ll be relying on your core for balance during workouts, you can expect to see some toning take place here.

I’ve been riding consistently for three months and riding the bike alone hasn’t given me abs – or improved the look of my mummy-tummy!

I’m relying on Callie and Ben’s core strength classes for that, haha.

Peloton Before and After 1 Month

Here’s a photo of before I started working out regularly with Peloton versus after one month.

peloton before after 30 day

There’s a difference of 16 pounds between these photos!

I’m 5″6 and am wearing size 10 leggings in both images.

Peloton Before and After 2 Months

Here’s a look at before I started regular spin and weight lifting classes with Peloton versus two months later.

peloton before after weight loss - 2 months

I hadn’t been able to wear these Lululemon dupes in months – they fit like a size 6/8 but are marked as a size Medium on AliExpress.

There’s a difference of 25 pounds between these photos.

Here’s the difference between 30 days in and 60 days in.

peloton before after 2 months

Excuse the drool stain in the right photo – I tend to put my workout clothes on just before I get my baby down for a nap!

There’s a difference of 9 pounds between these photos – I definitely noticed the weight loss slowed down after 2 months but my body did start to show some definition.

This gives me a few extra minutes to get started in case she wakes up mid-workout (like she usually does, haha).

Peloton Before and After 3 Months

Here’s a look at my Peloton weight loss journey – before and after 3 months!

peloton before after 3 months

There’s a difference of 32 pounds, a few inches, and a clothing size between these photos.

I’m wearing a size 8 Lululemon tank on the left with size Large shorts (can’t remember what brand they are but like most of my favorite finds, I got them at Costco).

On the right, I’m wearing a size medium GymShark leggings and a sports bra – they fit similarly to size 6 at Lululemon.

Here’s my results for 2 months and 3 months in side by side.

peloton 30 day weight loss

There’s a difference of 7 pounds between these images.

I’ll add more Peloton before and after weight loss pictures to this post at 4, and 6 through 12 months later once I’ve reached these milestones 🙂

How Long to Lose Weight on Peloton

It depends on so many things.

But in my personal experience, working out on my Peloton bike daily made a huge difference but it isn’t enough on its own to get the kind of results I’m seeing now.

Paying attention to nutrition and incorporating strength training 5 times a week made the biggest difference.

You can find more Peloton weight loss success stories in the hardCORE Facebook group.

I love the positive energy here – hardCORE Peloton users really want others to win and the transformation posts you see are incredibly inspiring!

In all honesty, this group gave me the confidence I needed to share this post.

I’ve never been comfortable with showing photos of myself never mind those of me in a sports bra!

peloton weight loss results

My Peloton Schedule for Weight Loss

The following workout plan is the one I’ve been trying to stick to since about 1 month into my Peloton weight loss journey.


  • Leg Day
  • 20 – 30 Minute Spin Class
  • 10 Minute Cool Down
  • 20 – 30 Minute Lower Body Workout


  • Arms & Shoulders
  • 20 – 30 Minute Spin Class
  • 10 Minute Cool Down
  • 20 – 30 Minute Arms & Shoulders Workout


  • Rest Day


  • Leg Day
  • 20 – 30 Minute Spin Class
  • 10 Minute Cool Down
  • 20 – 30 Minute Lower Body Workout


  • Chest and Back
  • 20 – 30 Minute Spin Class
  • 10 Minute Cool Down
  • 20 – 30 Minute Chest and Back Workout


  • Bootcamp
  • 20 – 30 Minute Spin Class
  • 45 Minutes Bootcamp Class


  • Rest Day

A note on rest days

I use my rest days for active recovery.

One day in the middle of the week and one day on the weekend suits our family best – we really enjoy spending time outdoors and/or running errands together on Saturdays.

I still try to meet my daily goal of 10,000 steps or 1,000 calories burnt through movement on days off as well.

peloton day off rest

But in order to maintain my Peloton streak, I’ll either do a short yoga class or a meditation before bed.

These classes really help me unwind after the kids are asleep.

More ways to enjoy Peloton:

What is the best time of day to exercise?

While scientists have found that early morning workouts are linked to improved mental health and productivity for the rest of the day, taking the time to exercise is important regardless of what time you do it.

My workout schedule is all over the place.

Some days, I manage to get an entire hour-long workout in while my youngest naps, and on others, I’m running to get her 15 minutes into a spin class and running back down to strap her into her Nuna Leaf with a snack so I can finish the second half of my class!

peloton with baby

You can see she’s a side sleeper from the redness on her face.

And here’s a photo of what usually ends up happening.

how to workout - peloton with kids

Then, there’s the odd time that my husband’s home and I get to work out baby monitor free – it’s such an amazing feeling to work out without worrying about when your baby is going to wake up, haha.


Eating a healthy diet that keeps me satisfied throughout the day has made such a difference in my snacking habits.

As Noom calls it, I used to be a notorious “fog eater” – eating without awareness.

Snacking on empty calories while I prepped healthy fruits and veggies for my oldest daughter and dinners for my husband, was a bad habit I began to do more and more after my second daughter was born.

I ate blindly and then had a limited appetite come mealtime.

Now, I make a better effort to focus on eating in the morning (I used to skip breakfast daily) and choose foods that are high in protein.

Because no matter how many potato chips, pieces of dark chocolate, or cups of coffee you have, you won’t satisfy your hunger without good nutrition.

Things I don’t eat

There are certain foods I avoid altogether and others I stay away from as much as possible.

This includes:

  • Seed oils
  • Sugar
  • Processed meat

*One medium size contains 186 mg of cholesterol – that’s 62% of the recommended daily intake.

Since heart disease and strokes are common in my family, this is a personal prevention strategy.

My husband often teases me for treating the grocery store like a library but if there’s an ingredients list on the product, I like to study it before I bring it into my home.

Things I eat a lot of

We eat plenty of fresh foods in our home and I try to start my mornings with a banana before I workout and a fruit salad with a Vega protein shake afterward.

peloton healthy snack post ride

For lunch, I like to choose a protein and usually go for the following:

  • beans
  • lentils
  • eggs
  • salmon
  • pollock
  • chicken
  • turkey

Plus a salad or I make a sandwich.

peloton nutrition

I love Carbonaut bread – each slice is just 80 calories and packs 6 grams of protein AND 6 grams of fiber!

I’ll do something similar at dinner time too.

Other things I eat a lot of include:

  • avocado
  • cucumber
  • romaine lettuce
  • strawberries
  • kiwis
  • watermelon
  • honeydew
  • blueberries
  • mango
  • banana
  • chickpeas

I eat somewhere between 1,800 and 2,000 calories a day.

Here’s how Noom helped me get my diet back on track.

Shop Peloton Bikes:

  • Original Peloton Bike – This is the one I used for all of my workouts! Not getting the fancy swivel screen will save you a few hundred dollars 😉
  • Peloton Bike+ – If you want to go all out, this is the version of the bike with a slightly larger 24″ (the original is 22″) screen that swivels!

Peloton Weight Loss Journey: To Be Continued

I look forward to coming back and revising this post as I progress in my health adventure and I wish you the best of luck in starting yours!

You probably won’t see results overnight (I know I didn’t) but if you keep at it and commit yourself to healthy habits, there’s not telling just how much you can accomplish.

You can do it, Pelofriend!