Thursday, September 13, 2007

I think I can I think I can I think I can I think I can

When I was in my 30's, an old guy told me "Aging is a battle of lethargy. It's easier to eat cheetos and drink a beer than it is to keep moving." I understood that as only a healthy 30 something could and went about life indulging in my loves of microbrews, good cheeses,olives, and summer sausage.

Now, I'm in my 40's and I'm starting to see wisdom in that theory. I have found myself making excuses instead of going out on my epic bike rides. "It's too hot, too cold, too early, too late, too many chores, too tired, too busy, my bike needs work, blah,blah blah....

And with that, ever so quietly, my belly has grown until it hit the 20 pound gain recently. Well, enough's enough...

I've recommitted myself to fitness and eating better. Not in some crazed "born-again" way, because quite frankly there's nothing more irritating than someone who wants to tell you how to eat and exercise. I'm just saying I want to be a little more healthy so my wife and I can enjoy each other's company, even when we are so old we don't remember what we were arguing about.

The photo was taken last week on the Sierra Fall Century Ride; 100 miles through the Sierra's with 6000' elevation gain.


Kim- hutchink :) said...

What a awesome photo! I think I need to get in shape too- but I'm that 30 something person still thinking about it! I know get off my lazy butt and just do it! I have started taking my boys for nature walks each night- that's a start I figure! Good luck with your fitness and eating better journey!