Monday, August 14, 2017

It's Just Like Riding a Bike

I bought a bike tonight. I was so excited to be one of those people who takes quick trips on their bicycle instead of their car. However, considering I didn't even make it one mile tonight, anything qualifying as a "trip" is something I'm going to have to work up to. Luckily, it was only $30.

Have you ever heard the saying "It's just like riding a bike?" That saying is supposed to imply that something is as simple and comes back to you as easily as, well, riding a bike. But, I am here to tell you that riding a bike is as an adult is hard as shit. 

I got a bike in college, and my friends totally made fun of me. I had plans to write a book about my experience of riding a bike all summer instead of driving a car. While being a crazy party girl who didn't care about fitness whatsoever, my career as an author quickly came to an end. 

So, I'm back. No, I'm not going to write a book, but I'm going to try harder than before. It was hard getting used to at first, but I took it for a spin. Riding a bike is definitely the hardest workout I've done in the past three months, but I need to add a little variety, and this is an activity that appealed to me.

Now, variety may mean that I barely made it twice around the block, but my endurance will improve. I remember when I could barely walk half a mile, so I know I will get better. 

I've learned to actually enjoy challenging myself. I like seeing how far I can push my body, and I like the fact that I'm trying new things I was too scared to try before. 

With that being said, I will continue to try new things. Some things I may like, and some things I may hate. It's all about finding what you enjoy and doing those things as often as you can. 

This journey isn't easy. Sometimes you go uphill, sometimes you go down, and every now and then, you just have to hit the breaks. As a matter of fact, "it's just like riding a bike."

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