I was in my mid 40’s when I decided it’s now or never, if I don’t start moving my body, my body will stop moving. We were involved with my son’s mountain bike race team and both my husband and son were avid road cyclist, so I decided it was time to start riding. I think initially the only thing I enjoyed was the people I got to meet and the food I could eat without guilt. I still hated getting ready and still often talked myself out of going, but over time I was able to look forward to many rides and was excited as my endurance and strength grew. I signed up for an amazing 5 day ride and spent 2 years training to ride 320 miles down the coast of CA to raise money and awareness for the environment. With all the training, cycling felt like work and after the ride I was burnt out.
There are a million reasons in my head right now to not go, but I know it is what I need to do, so I will go. I will also set a date and time for our next ride before I leave her house. When I get home I’ll be tracking down my Yoga and Pilates DVD’s and set a date to do a session this week in my new yoga room. I tried joining a yoga studio, but it was too easy to talk myself out of it, so for now I’ll do it at home.
What is your biggest hurdle when it comes to exercise? How do you get over it?