8/4/13 Fat and Brought a bike, yeh!!!!
No joke, got a bike today
okay I have NOT ridden a bike in like maybe 8 to 10 yrs but ya know.... when I thought about WHAT would be a FUN thing to invest in for Exercise that would NOT seem like Exercise? = Bike Riding, yeh!!!!
I went on youtube and looked up how to Mount a bike safely ... cause after all I am 57
and we want to protect the bones, hips, etc as we age...
I even watched youtube videos on what height the seat of the bike should be, How to learn how to ride a bike, etc...
yes I was getting prepared before I went public on my bike LOL
This morning ... I "drove" my car to the park, untied my bike from the back of my car. It took me sooooo long to UNtie my bike from the back of my car, anyone could have come up on me and robbed me of my pretty new bike..
hence today I brought a bike rack for the car
Why did I drive my car to the park instead of riding my bike to the park?
because it is TOO EASY to turn back around and go home and give up ... thats why I drove my car.
Strategic Planning I call it ... or setting oneself UP for success!
I was AT the park at 6am.
why so early?
Because I didnt want anyone to see me, age 57 and morbidly obese
trying to learn how to ride a bike again
or ride a bike period.
So there I was at the park at the crack of dawn on a Sunday, no one was there, thank goodness.
I was soooooooooooo scared.... thank goodness I did my research on youtube videos on how to ride a bike... coasting at first to teach my body to BALANCE the bike, then slowly learning to steer LOL and then pedaling. After I got the hang of it... I went 3 laps around the park and 3 laps = 1 mile at this park, yeh!!!! I am so PROUD!
it was scary and kinda hard work but FUN, absolutely FUN! Then the SUN
came out and tried to burn a sista LOL.... it was time to go.... but I will go back again tonight to ride my bike as soon as the burning sun cools down and gets up OFF of me.... LOL
I am so excited that I found a FUN thing to do. yeh!!!!!!
oh and there are even big people on youtube who call themselves "fat cyclist" on youtube and they share how they lost weight by riding their bikes... its amazing! and Exciting! and it was great not to feel alone being huge and on a bike :)
$149.00 plus tax for the Schwin 26" Women's Bike with wide tires :)
$21.00 for the helmet to protect my skull and brain LOL
$ 6.00 for the bike horn
$21.00 for a black basket (to hold my water & MACE to keep dogs & people away) LOL
$39.99 plus tax for a bike rack for my car
* All purchased at my neighborhood walmart *
I really, really, REALLY like my bike