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Monday, May 23, 2011


I am out of shape! I mean, I knew I was out of shape, but I am really out of shape! I went bike riding around the neighborhood with my girls tonight. Big mistake. I really should stick with walking.  I didn't crash or anything like that...this time.  The last time I rode a bike was on my 45th birthday, almost 9 years ago.  That day I crashed.  Well I fell off the bike.  I rode for awhile and did fine and then pulled into the driveway and tried to do one of the moving dismounts I did when I was a kid and it didn't go so well.  Anyway, after that I didn't ride for a long time.

Well, tonight I decided to try it again.  There were no crashes or falling off, thank goodness.  But first of all have you tried sitting on one of the bike seats?  It really hurts...if you know what I mean.  No fun.  I walk this subdivision all the time (well not so much lately...which is why I'm so out of shape) with no problems, but riding a bike up these little hills is a real killer.  Anyway, I got overheated and thought I was going to black out, so I got off and sat by the road for a few minutes.  Got up to try again and decided...no way.  Sent oldest daughter home and she brought the van back and I rode home that way.  Much nicer and easier.

My girls are really good sports and didn't even make too much fun of me.   I really love those girls!  Actually, my youngest sat down beside me for a minute and actually prayed for me.  Shocked me, but I really loved it.  You just never know when they're going to do something really cool like that.  Did I ever tell you?  I really love those girls.
The girls were playing with the boas at Hobby Lobby Saturday

So, that's my confession.  Now you all know how out of shape I am right now.  I've made a decision too.  It's back to walking for me and forget the bike.  At least for now...until I can get in some better shape!

Edit:  Tuesday morning.  I woke up deciding I'm not going to give up on the bike riding yet.  I'm gonna just take it in smaller doses and try to avoid the hills for a few times and see if I can't adjust.  We have so many beautiful bike trails in our area and I really want to ride with my girlfriends that have been riding for the past couple of months and with my daughters too.  So bike, you haven't defeated me yet.  I'm determined to get in better shape.  I've taken the 400 mile challenge (started really late) and I plan to make it. 


  1. So I guess the bike trail to Xenia is out.. It's actually really flat, we can go slow.


  2. I'm feeling like a slug lately...the weather has been truly horrible (although I shouldn't complain as we have been spared tornados) but it is just day after day after day of rain and gloomy gray skies. I need to get back into a routine but feel so unmotivated. Then I put on something that feels tight and I think I really should get out there again. I've told myself today is the day-it is not raining at the moment so I'm going to start by walking again. Good luck with your fitness goals!

  3. Cathy, don't count me out yet. I woke up with a new attitude this morning and I'm not giving up just yet.

    Joyce, I'm with you. The weather hasn't helped at all. But I gotta do something, weather or not. Good luck with your goals too.

  4. I'm with you on the weather thing, Today is the first day in 10 that it has not rained -YET- anyways. I hope to get out and get some yard work done and then ride the stationary bike (no falling off and no looking silly) I can ride it. Hang in there and do something, even 15 minutes of dancing to your favorie song is something. Don't give up.

  5. Good for you Cathy!! You won't regret doing it! It won't be easy, but it's all worth it!

    I'm praying for you....It was over two years ago I decided to get into shape and it was by far the best decision I've made....for myself, for my marriage and for my children. It's a win-win situation.


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