Well, Lets just say I used to be a ******.. Sitting at my deskjob sucking down a half pound burger and fries every day.
I looked like this. at 235+ pounds
Long story short, a car accident in that car left me with a broken back. I refused surgery as the doctors wanted to fuse my spine. they said I was guaranteed to lose between 25-30% of my overall mobility with no guarantee of pain reduction.
one doctor even went as far to call me fat and said if i wasn't carrying around the extra weight i would feel better.
Insert life changing *Game On* face..
I stopped eating the burger every day. I stopped popping the pain killers like pez and accepted nothing about the next year would be pleasant.
I thought about what I could and couldn't do. jogging/running was out because of the high impact. I remember riding a bike a few years back and enjoying it. So I tried and sure enough I was able to ride without too much discomfort. and So I bought myself a mountain bike to start, it was softer to ride on the roads and was nice.
30 pounds later, I realized this was really getting fun and I was enjoying the riding, Even did some trail riding Avoiding the really bumpy/technical stuff. I decided to get a road bike. A co-worker of mine actually had an older one a 91 Bianchi Campione in race yellow.. it was awesome! granted it was too big I didnt care I just rode like it was my job. every day before work 10 mile bike ride. every day after work 10 mile bike ride. Every weekend 40 50 60 80 and even a 100 mile bike ride.. I was hooked.
Winding down the summer, I ended up looking like this. at 165 pounds
*Insert heck yeah* face. I had dropped 60 pounds in 1 year and my back pain had faded but never gone.. I felt strong for the first time in a very very logn time.
well as the story goes on, I ended up buying a house and that consumed my time I got stagnate over the winter and never really came back into things full swing the following year.
Well its been 3 years since that summer, and im sitting around 195 and realize I need to get back to that 165 and stay there. My problem I push myself to ride and I enjoy the riding.. Im just not feeling that overwhelming desire to push myself.
So whats your motivation for getting the drive back?