Today, I rode my granny gear to work. I am not ashamed! Nope. It was a moderate drizzle and a pannier was attached to my bike. For whatever reason, even just 5-10 lbs on a pannier feels like the equivalent of 30 on my body. I just felt drained and tired. So I lowered my gear from 2 to 1 (lol) and trucked along.
I don't care if I'm slow. I don't care if I currently only ride 6 miles a day. It feels damn good to be riding daily, and watching myself improve slowly but surely. My eating is still less than ideal, but every day, no matter the weather, I'm riding.
Consistency in exercise has been a skill that I have yet to master. If it takes my granny gear to ride daily, then I'll be shifting down and plodding away.