Back in the saddle today for what might as well be the first time in almost 2 years. Real life (job, family, etc.) took priority while the bikes sat collecting dust in the garage. Managed to gain back all the weight (and more) that I'd lost over 4 years of bicycle commuting to and from school.
As a bonus - I developed diabetes. I guess I had been in "denial-betes" for so long hat my bad habits finally caught up with me. I've managed to lose over 40 pounds since December of 2012, but now I need to supplement my new diet with exercise.
I started with a nice ride along the MUP. I even had time to stop and take a pic of the newly-paved trail alongside the Thames River (London, ON).
So... I'm posting this thread in the hopes of starting a new healthy lifestyle that includes support from other BF members who have been where I am and have found success.
Ride safe, my friends!