Notice that the title proclaims "the fun way", not "the easy way", as so many diet/exercise/fitness/dance/workout modalities do. Losing weight is NOT easy! But it can be fun, and the most fun way I know is riding the bicycle. I have included before and after photos for your perusal as testimony to this method: IT WORKS! Why do I say it is fun? Let me count the ways. Number one, losing weight is good for your health, no doubt about that. Next, riding bikes triggers all sorts of good results, such as increased metabolism, so that you continue to burn calories long after you have gotten of the bike for the day. It increases your stamina and endurance for all the other things you want to do during your day. If you are like me at all, there are simply not enough hours in the day to do/accomplish all the things we want to or need to do. Of course, your appearance will improve. For me, one of the biggest thrills was being able to get into jeans that I had not worn for many years....if you've lost weight, you can relate to what I am saying here. Is that enough? Oh, the compliments you will get are great for your ego and eggs you on to bigger and bigger goals to reach. All of this adds up to alot of FUN!
Step 1: What I Looked Like Before
I had ridden a bike off and on in recent years, but got discouraged after a few minor injuries. After a few years off the bike, my weight had gotten up to around 215 lbs. I am short, but this was simply too much weight to be carrying around. So in August of last year, 2011, I made up my mind to start riding again with the view of losing as much weight as I could.