Some of you may remember when I posted that I was ready for a life change and after talking with my doctor I got a food and health coach? What I wanted was to be a better cyclist but to be a healthier one as well. Since June 21, 2013 I have lost 44 pounds and finally my energy level is coming back and my attitude has improved a lot. No I haven’t learned to love hills but I hate them less. But like I told my doctor the other day, I never thought I would have to look for some new Bibs because I needed smaller Spandex.
After the group ride Wednesday I noticed I had spent a lot more time in the drops than I used to. Maybe because I can get down there and still breathe now I am not sure. Anyway today I decided to flip my stem to flatten my back some more on those long fast runs.
I have a way to go before I start learning how to maintain this new eating lifestyle but I am looking forward to rides I used to dread. Getting over those long big rollers is a lot easier than it used to be.
I still believe cycling can help make us healthy but I now also believe actively working on my health makes me a better cyclist.