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Sunday, January 31, 2016

I Love Bike People!!
I am missing my bike today. I love snow and cuddling down at home, but, this has been a long stretch without riding. I started out the season good and was able to keep riding. Then, had to have a small surgery that left me grounded for 6 weeks, per the doctor... :(
At least it happened in the winter. :)
So, what I am thankful for, is that I have my bike waiting for me, for not very long away.... When I decided that it was time for me to stop being lazy with my health and start being proactive, I made changes. I had a very hard time with my energy level after having Khyber at 40 years old. Yep, 40.  got started a tad late in life. It's ok though, it was really perfect timing. Well, a couple of years ago, my very best friend in the world from college, Sherri, bugged and bugged and bugged me about a product she had been using and feeling like a million bucks. She had even started cycling class and was losing weight and getting in shape.
So I caved.
I started using Plexus products in July of 2014. What a great tool. I started sleeping better, I started feeling a lot more energy throughout the day, and I started riding my bike!! I always felt completely defeated when I would go out to ride and poop out and feel like a slug. So, when that changed and I could ride again, I was over the moon. I lost 22 pounds and have continued to get more and more in shape. My moods are better  thank you endorphins! My appetite is so much better, craving water, less sugar and more whole foods. So great.
Anyway, back to the bike thing. I also love bike people! They are the most down to earth, supportive, real people I have ever had the pleasure to be around. When you run into other mountain bikers on the trails, you meet people who are considerate and supportive and encouraging. Nothing like it. If you break down, more than likely, they will stop and make sure you don't need something. If you are struggling, they will shout words of encouragement or offer some advice. It's pretty cool. Miss this camaraderie when I'm grounded. :)
But watch out! Spring is coming and I will be ready to ride soon! Hope to see you on the trail!
Enjoy your day!

Friday, January 22, 2016

Winter...... well, I am counting down the weeks to spring. :) I've been out of the loop for  few weeks, and am ready to get back on it! I miss my bike! I am trying to enjoy each day for what it is. Trying to simplify my thinking and not dwell on wishing for the future. I'll miss what's going on now! My kiddo is growing and changing every day and I don't want to look back and wish then, that I had slowed down and enjoyed the crap out of him. I have an amazing best friend in my husband and so, does it matter what season it is? I'm hanging out with the best guy in the world!

Anyway, as a bit of a carrot.....I got my garden seeds in the mail and am plotting out my planting strategy for my garden this spring. I love my garden. I am not a natural green thumb, but I am learning - it's therapy for me. I am happy when I am hanging out in my garden. More on that later... :)

Happy winter people! Hang in there - it will be warm soon!