Have you ever looked into the mirror and wondered who that person was staring back at you? That was me about a year ago. What the mirror revealed was an image of myself I didn’t like. My body was distorted by layers of fat that just looked ugly. I didn’t like what I saw and quickly moved away from the mirror and carried on with my day. I knew I needed to change, but how? I’d been down the diet road so many times before, only to gain the weight back. I felt discouraged, but had to face reality. I decided that I would clean out the pantry, bring in the healthy food and take up exercising.
My husband encouraged me to start bike riding again. I used to love cycling as a kid, but wondered how I would manage with all the extra weight. I agreed to give it a try. At this point, I had nothing to lose. I needed to make a change in my life and I knew I needed to start somewhere. Taking the handle bars in my hands and resting my feet on the pedals, I looked straight ahead and started to move. This was the beginning of starting on a path to a healthier me!