I should have posted this earlier this week when it first happened, but as you know I am a procrastinator. I rode my bike on Tuesday for the first time in about 10 years. I didn't go far, but I had to see if I could do it. It's just like they say "it's just like riding a bike. Once you learn you never forget how." I couldn't believe how easy it seemed. I started out slowly and worked my way up. It was exhilarating! I felt free. I felt younger. I felt healthy. I decided right then and there that I was going to ride my bike every chance I got. Tonight I went again. I went farther this time. To the community center and back. I am looking forward to riding at least 3 or 4 times a week until the weather is no longer agreeable.
This was a big deal to me, but I didn't realize what a big deal this was to my daughters. Last night they went and got their hair cut. We have been going to Stefanie for 15 years and we know each other well. The girls couldn't wait to tell Stephanie that "Momma went for a bike ride!!" They were so excited for me. They are both looking forward to going with me for a bike ride. Hopefully we can go together as a family this weekend.
I still can't believe how much my life has changed. I notice people treat me differently. I feel so good and I really can't believe that I wasted all those years like I did. Getting healthy has been the best gift that I have ever been given. I thank Dr. Fourman every day for giving me the tools and the opportunity to live the life that I am living now.