Although I can not pinpoint the exact day I decided to get in
shape, there were a few moments that really helped me to understand
that I needed to do this.
The first moment happened in early June, I was simply mowing the
lawn. I felt horrible. Had to stop multiple times because I was
so out of shape. I honestly thought I was going to pass out. It
was a terrible feeling.
The next realization came the last week of June while on vacation.
At this point I new had to do something, so I started walking
on the beach everyday. This was very hard but I struggled through
it. What was really bad was playing soccer on the beach with the
family. That was near impossible. It was time for a change.
I was a couple days into working out when a Tornado blew through
town and knocked the power out for six days. When I was home,
the only thing I could do was work out and work out I did. Multiple
hours a day, every day. It really gave me the kick start I needed.
Working out became meaningful and I was seeing terrific results
as well. Using all my equipment that sat dormant for years was
I thoroughly enjoined the recumbent bike and was building up
good endurance. By the end of July I tried to go for a ride on
my bike and that was another life changing moment. So now biking
outside is part of my daily routine. Many places to go and see.
Here is my journey / journal of biking.