Although I have tons to write about in this blog with being a new dad and how life with a newborn has affected my weight loss effort (surprisingly its been really positive), I wanted to take a moment and make mention of a personal success that happened today.
After several years of collecting dust, I got my bicycle up and running. This entailed a little minor maintenance, which was luckily simple. After a full day of work, I went for a short ride around Middletown. Altogether it was a short, flat 1.23 mile ride, it was a lot of fun and only moderately difficult. This non-scale victory will have a resonant effect, because it is not only a great milestone, it also opens a fantastic type of activity that I enjoy and fuels my thirst for adventure.
This was a big milestone for me. Two years ago (and 50 pounds more), this wasn't possible. I had gotten so big that it was unsafe to ride my bike and I couldn't stay upright. In addition, my knees hurt so bad that peddling was extremely painful. Today, this wasn't a problem! I'm hoping that at this time next year, I'll be riding a bike in Berlin!