Tomorrow, I join the 50+! I got my AARP invite yesterday. I canít wait for Saturday when I shread it as I toast myself for my second chance of life.
Last year, the thought of pushing 50, was depressing and scary. I was miserable, out of shape. I was not taking care of my body. Everyday was a struggle
In February I was diagnosed with Crohnís Disease. With the diagnosis came the determination to my get life back. I knew that it was something I would live with for the rest of my life, but I also realized I had to return to a healthy lifestyle.
In March, I pulled the bike out and started riding after a seven year layoff. I started eating healthier. The pounds have actually come off quicker than I expected. As of this date, I have lost 43 pounds, and I have to say, I have never felt better.
My life is back in order. Iím going to have to deal with Crohnís for the rest of my life. But, the good daysÖthey are every day. No longer are there bad days, just an occasional bad moments. My outlook on life has changed. I actually enjoy going to work.
Now, I am looking forward to my 50th. I feel I have been given a second chance of life and I have no intentions to blow it this time around. A new phase has just now started. Not just cycling, itís life in general. I'm not getting older..I'm getting better.