I am 41 years old this month. A long overdue doctor visit has given me a wakeup call. My parents both have had heart and diabetic issues. Mom reversed her diabetes with diet, exercise and early diagnosis. I am 5ft 7 and just weighed in at 265. What a blow! It crushed my spirit. I quit smoking (after 20 yrs) cold turkey 3 years ago. I have gained 100 lbs in 3 years and I am devastated to the most terrifying point in my life. I am a divorced (9yrs) Christian woman who knows that God never intended me to live like this.
THERE!!! I finally said it all. I am soooooooooooo ashamed and humiliated. *********** I feel the urge to fight rising up in me ever so slowly, but it is on the way!! I want to start cycling in a very committed way, with baby steps first (many lower back issues). I am also tapped out financially. With my weight and back issues.........what is the best bike for me and what will it set me back in $$$? Also, how do I need to start. Honestly, I do no exercise now and I have a 10hr a day desk job and I can feel myself dying if I continue this lifestyle. I welcome any and all suggestions and clean conversation. Once I get started, I will join the Athenas.