And I did! I rode my bike all the way into work this morning. My legs feel like rubber, but I don’t stink – I took a shower in the mens locker room here on site at my job. If I ride all the way home as well, today will be the biggest riding day for me so far. I never thought I would be able to ride the whole way to work, but I did it.
To be honest, the whole process has opened my eyes about taking action. Three weeks ago, I was thinking, “maybe I could ride my bike part of the way to work.” I told my family and friends about it with mixed responses. Everyone was supportive, but I also got several comments like, “well, it’s going to get pretty hot out there!” and “that’s a long way, what are you going to do when you get too tired or hot?”.
What I learned was that if you want something, you have to take it. I wanted to ride my bike to/from work. I could have thought about it for weeks, talked about it for months, and never done it. But I made it happen! I just did it. When I wanted to move from Columbus, Ohio, I waited years, but then finally, I did it. I just did it. Like Nike’s motto, Just Do It!
Now I need to take the same attidute about my eating habits — I want to cut out sugar drinks (including diet). I want to stop eating sugary foods like candy, sweet breads, and deserts. Well, I have to stop thinking about, stop talking about it, and Just Do It!