I’ve learned a lot in the last six months. And one of the most important things I’ve learned is that I do not have to wait until I reach my goal to start enjoying the benefits of my efforts. I do things now that I would not have done before, and I know it’s only going to get better.
I was worried, several months ago, that I would literally crush the frame of the bike with my weight, but I walked into the store (over 50 pounds lighter) and learned that my future bike would not have trouble supporting my weight.
While I’m not a pro yet, I can honestly tell you that it was so much fun to feel the wind in my hair. I feel so free…so liberated when I’m on my bike. I’m thankful to live in a bicycle-friendly city, and I can’t wait until I’m a confident rider who has no trouble zig zagging around other cyclists and obstacles. Until then, I’ll just be happy that I’m trying — and doing well enough to want to do more.
This is an activity that I would not have attempted six months ago. And it is such an incredible feeling to know that I’m improving my body and my mind. And I’m not letting my weight keep me from living the life I want to live.
I walk faster. I exercise with purpose. I buy clothes are stores that I couldn’t shop in when I started. I choose the stairs instead of the elevator. And I ride my bicycle.
Eating well and exercising is not always easy, but it is so worth it.