Tuesday, December 17, 2019

Making an Actual Investment

I've decided (yet again) that I need to work on my health. I could stand to lose some weight, but more than anything I'm not really getting any younger and I'm in horrible shape. So, one of my resolutions for the new year is going to be to invest in myself... lose some weight and build endurance, improve my health.

To do that, I decided I would seek motivation by making an actual investment, rather than relying on a sort of abstract motivation. I mean, I suck at self-motivation and I tend to give up on physical activity or eating well when they become hard. Zero willpower to resist the junk food and sitting on my ass in front of the TV or computer.

So this year, as we approach a new year, the actual investment we made in ourselves looks like this...

For the record, riding this thing is way, way harder than it looks. It came yesterday, I put my cycling shoes together, and took my first ride last night. I choose a 10 minute scenic ride and, I'm a little ashamed to say, I didn't make it through the whole thing without breaks.

I'm working on trying to eat better, too, because this I feel like it will make exercise easier if I can take some weight off. First day, but I think I'm doing pretty well so far. It hasn't been without temptation, there's ice cream in my freezer, but I'm taking it hour by hour.

I don't have a lot to say about the bike so far, except that it's pretty uncomfortable. The seat seriously hurts your ass, which I knew to expect because many of the online reviews mention it--I ordered a gel seat cover, so hopefully that'll help. I'm sure after I've ridden it longer, I'll have plenty to say. For now, the only thing I have to say is that it's hard so wish me luck as I try to build some endurance and get in better shape.