For the past 3 years, I have been telling myself that I need a new hobby because my previous hobbies were too expensive (Cars & Shooting). I've always been an active person even though i've been "bigger" throughout my life. In High School, I weighed around 320 pounds and stood 6'3". After graduating High School, I lost about 140 pounds (the hard way) as I play a lot of basketball and started doing more and more cardio. Now, 8 years after High School, I'm currently about 255 (down from 280 2.5 months ago) and have slowly been adding biking to my workout regime. I started about 3 weeks ago doing short distances (5-9 miles a day) just to get acclimated. Then I did a 22 mile loop in the Tri-Cities area of Washington twice in consecutive weeks.
This week, i've stepped it up a little bit doing 12 miles on Monday, 9 miles on Wednesday, and 21 miles yesterday. This may not sound like a lot to some people but keep in mind, I also workout 6 days a week, running at least 4.5 miles a day. I'm trying to get down to a about 220 which is when I was in my "prime" form. I know some of you may not care but I just had to let out this excitement since my wife doesn't really care. I'd love to start commuting daily on a bike as well.