riding into 2021 with Peloton and Zella

  1. Chris Illius says:


    • Beth Djalali says:

      is referring to our president and his german shepherds (i am quite familiar with that breed) and his Peloton (my favorite piece of equipment) talking politics? loved watching George W. Bush’s dogs when he was in the White House. but if you think that’s talking politics who am i to change your mind.

      • Chris Illius says:

        Yes, it is. I understand, that with your popularity, this may be a bit harsh. But there are many, many, many people out there with the same breed of dog (me included) and a love for peloton, but come on Beth, this is a bit beneath you, especially since there are a lot of conservatives that are hurting and now being threatened by news media and politicians everywhere. This was a bit of a slap in the face and a bit insensitive – don’t you think?

    • Tina says:

      I agree. I felt the exact same way as the previous poster comment. I don’t feel any reference to a politician is necessary at this time. Dogs and exercise equipment is one thing but our country is hurting and extremely divided. I have tuned out most social media to avoid this topic at this time. Any comment on Mr. Biden wasn’t something I want see when I read your fashion blog Beth. If it happens again, unfortunately, I also will unsubscribe

    • Msbondu says:

      She was talking about her favorite breed of dogs and exercise machines being in the White House. I enjoyed this blog post immensely. Lighten up.

  2. K.Damitz says:

    You go Beth !

  3. Linda Schieffer says:

    Be aware that Peloton has been overselling bikes for many months now. This has been reported in national media. Our household purchased a peloton in October and our delivery date has been postponed twice. we have now been given a tentative delivery date in March. According to public reports, this is a common experience.

    • Beth Djalali says:

      Peloton can’t keep up with demand since the pandemic hit. it’s been an ongoing issue for close to a year. but if you can get on the waiting list good for you! best form of exercise.

  4. Kelley says:

    I agree with the two previous comments Beth. Even mentioning the incoming president in this climate brings up very unsettled feelings. There would have been much more appropriate examples to reference. Very passive aggressive and somewhat of a “dig.”

    But it’s your blog. Continue on.

  5. Jan Erickson says:

    Hi Beth
    I love your blog and how much you encourage us older gals.
    I did not find your commment about President Biden’s Peloton offensive or political for that matter.
    Keep on inspiring us!

  6. Karen says:

    Keep doing what you are doing Beth. I thought your comment was neutral and did not take offense. This is a challenging time for everyone and I think we all need to take a breath and give people the benefit of the doubt. Having followed you for a while, I did not think that your intent was to be political. Given your affinity for German Shepards and Peloton, it made sense.

  7. Celine from Pittsburgh says:

    Hi Beth,

    Unlike other readers, I took no political gain or loss from your post. The fact that you and our President Elect have a love of German Shepherds and Peloton in common is just that, something in common. I don’t happen to have either but take no offense with the post. You look great and share health and wellness inspiration today. Thanks!

  8. Kathleen McDermott says:

    That’s a really nice home gym and your workout gear looks lovely. I wish I had your discipline. Any mention of animals brings a smile to my face, but the suggestion that Biden is able to exercise in any form (he can barely walk) is a hoot! Thank you for this touch of humor!

  9. Susan says:

    I felt bad for President Biden when I read that for security reasons he would not be able to use his Peloton in the White House. It is unimaginable that anyone could be offended by your reference to our new president, his Peloton, and his German Shepherds. Good grief!

  10. Jan says:

    For me, 2021 will be a year of healing and renewal. I appreciate your blogs about health and self care. I now recognize that I took so many people and activities for granted. We need to celebrate life every day. The pandemic brought so much stress and suffering to so many.
    Thank you for sharing so many thoughtful ideas to keep us motivated.

  11. Shreya says:

    Hello Beth,

    I did not find your post political. You were just mentioning a common fact you share with the president. Its just like anyone saying that they have once gambled at Taj Mahal Casino. So sorry that people have lost the art of; agree to disagree.
    As always, I enjoy reading your posts. I can feel the positivity and energy oozing out of your blog. Stay happy amd healthy. ❤️💕

  12. Esther says:

    I saw no political reference! And mention of dog and exercise equipment do not indicate politics…. I was interested in exercise clothes…

  13. Pam says:

    Love your blog and also follow you on Instagram and You Tube. Really appreciate your focus on being the best you can be at all times – even when dressing for the home gym! I value looking for our commonalities and finding ways to see each other as human beings. I learned something. Did not know about President Biden’s Peloton. Great post. As always, appreciate you! Pam

  14. Alice Joffrion says:

    I happen be a conservative however I found nothing offensive or political about your comments. I read it as just a comment to introduce the topic of the day. We have a new president and we should come together and support him. We must learn to respect each other’s opinion without all the discord.

  15. Kdmc says:

    Your post was just fine and if your followers can not handle a sentence or two about our new presidents dogs and his love for Peloton, well then they can unsubscribe.
    Some people are overly sensitive and hurt. They will heal and we as a country will carry on.
    Maybe Biden should donate his bike to our president who has 12 hours left. Peloton is very addicting. He might like it.

  16. Andrea says:

    Thanks for the great fitness inspiration, Beth! More than a few of us are suffering from stress weight gain this year.

    Fitness is good for our physical bodies, but also, for people’s immune systems and most importantly for our mental health. Well,and let’s face it, Oscar delivers a generous dose of chicken soup for the soul every Friday.

    Your posts keep me balanced – something the entire world needs right now, a reliable anchor. Grace in the face of adversity. Hugs 🌷

  17. Susie says:

    I rarely comment so I thought this might be a good day to say how much I admire your style and grace! It is evident how hard you work on this blog. I really appreciate what you do.

  18. Cassie says:

    Another Beth supporter here.
    I’ve never commented on any fashion blog before.
    No matter who’s riding the peloton-
    the president is the president for all of us…hopefully i’ll be buying clothes again this year

  19. Lindsey A says:

    How wonderful to have a president – of any party – who values their health and who loves dogs. I fail to see how commenting on someones pets and exercise regimes is in any way political.

    As someone who is really missing the gym (I struggle to work out alone and was about 7 months in to going to Orangetheory when the pandemic hit – the sense of community there is fantastic), thank you for highlighting what looks to be a great range of exercise clothing.

  20. Molly says:

    Please oh please. It’s dogs and a piece of gym equipment. Far bigger things to hurt feelings than that. Let’s not look for every excuse possible to take things personally. Standing together is a wonderful thing. Thank you Beth for all you share with us.

  21. Alec says:

    So when I exercise at home, I wear old clothes, sometimes old pajamas. I always tell my children to dress well for work and honor their occupation. Perhaps as a retiree, I should honor my fitness routine. I think I’ll upgrade my exercise clothes.

  22. Robyn E Gill says:

    What is a good makeup sponge or foundation blender?

  23. Marcia Fishman says:

    Hi Beth: Loved your post and love dogs. Sorry people have to make something out of nothing!
    Look forward to your blog every day!

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