If you’re friends with me on Facebook and/or twitter then you probably know that I have a new bike. I’ll share some details about that later, but right now I’m just so excited to share pics and talk about my first experience with it. It’s 2012 Trek Lexa C WSD, and it rides like a dream!
My long time friend, Joe (a bicycle commuter in L.A.) put my bike together so we could ride to Slimmons. I was so nervous to ride in traffic, but Joe made it easy. And I was thrilled when he decided to join me for a workout with Richard!
By the time we arrived at Slimmons, I was on cloud nine! I faced my fears of riding in L.A. traffic, and it was so rewarding! And I was surprised by how easy it was to get there. Commuting by bike is so much faster than driving, and I can’t tell you how happy I was with myself for stepping out of my comfort zone again.
Aunt Janice and Joe joined the workout and had a blast, and Barbara watched and took pictures with us after class. They loved being there, and I loved that they were so close for a while. I already miss them, as they left yesterday.
And, of course I had to take a solo picture with Richard before hopping on my bike again. I love taking pictures with Richard…I’m quite sure I’ll always love it. He’s just such an incredible person, and I feel so lucky!
I’m excited about adding another fun form of exercise to my regular routine. I’ve missed having a bike and a car, and now I have both again. I also feel as though I’ve regained control of my body and habits. I’ve been struggling with cravings lately, but I’m winning the battle. And I know that if I keep this up, the scale will yield good results Monday. I’m a work in progress, and that’s okay.
Life is so good right now, and I’m thankful for the people and the opportunities in my life. I have friends and family that support me and a body that is strong enough to change. And I’m going to continue reminding myself of these things because I believe in myself now, and I believe that I will reach my goals.
I feel renewed today, and I’m looking forward to a weekend filled with exercise and health-minded friends. What are your plans for the weekend? Will you make healthy choices that you’re happy you made Monday?