I'm 45 years old and a month ago I began working out after having health issues related to my weight. I'm currently 220 lb., but a month ago I was at 231 lb. after joining a gym to ride a stationary bike and work out with weights. I still have about 40 lbs to go.
I started commuting to work by bike on Monday of this week and I'm really loving it. I'm only riding 4 miles a day, but its something.
Boy I thought the 30 minutes on the stationary bike at the gym would have prepared me better for cycling, but my legs are very sore today. I guess I theres more to biking then I currently know, but I loving learning new things so I'm committed to becoming a genuine cyclist.
The truth is until last month for the past 12 years I've lived a relatively sedentary life. Which is pretty strange since I spent most of my life as a active outdoorsman and worked out with weights and went dancing often. That seemed to change after I got a job that keeps me chained to a desk. Anyway I'm probably doing better then I think, because I often hold myself to unreasonable standards.
All tips will be appreciated.