Step 3: Some Advice From One Who Has Done It!
If you want to lose weight, no matter what your age, position, inclinations, etc., you must work at it! And it is not easy, but it can be fun as I have described. Yes, it takes discipline and dedication, but it is worth it. Just the development of discipline is worth it, let alone the weight loss that occurs. I believe the simplest way to most things is the best way. Just get on and ride. To start with, if you haven't ridden for awhile, it will be difficult, and even a little painful. When I first returned to the bike, I had a hard time even going around the block, or a quarter of a mile. That became my first goal. To become comfortable with that distance. It took a couple of weeks, but soon I was taking longer and longer rides. Today, I ride for an hour a day, most days, and my average distance is 12 to 15 miles. Every now and then, I double my ride to 30 miles. For me that is a good regimen to maintain my weight loss and get the enjoyment and fun I now crave! I am 70 now, and hope to ride well into my 80's! Absolutely do not want to fall prey to all those nasty, inflammatory, obesity, and vile diseases that take out so many of elderly people. A WORD OF ADVICE ON MY PROGRAM: IF YOU WANT TO DO THIS AND HAVE EVEN THE SLIGHTEST CONCERN REGARDING HEALTH ISSUES, CHECK WITH YOUR DOCTOR!