Recently I made comment that maybe it was time to get a road bike and then the result of that was information overload. It seemed like everyone I asked had a different opinion. "Carbon is best" "No don't get carbon, get alloy, that's best" among other wads of information which was just too much. I'd only just made the decision to get a road bike and then there were all these other factors to consider.
So I rang my brother Andrew. He's done a lot of biking and had offered me the use of his road bike. However, he's a lot taller than me so I imagine the the frame would have been too big.
And he said, after I'd told him how comfy and happy I was on my bike, just to do what worked for me and to be honest riding those distances would be uncomfortable no matter what kind of bike I was on. However, that left me with the decision as to was I strong enough in character to stand my ground and be happy with my decision and deflect any comments that could potentially come my way?
I don't doubt that I'll go faster on a ride bike. But is speed my goal? If I'm going to spend that amount of money on a bike I bloody well want to make sure that I make the right decision!!!
Thankfully, I was put out of my misery and one of the Directors of API Talent (this is where I spend my spare time) offered me the use of his wife's road bike. It was a pretty good fit, I just need to make some minor adjustments but decision made. I am so grateful for the offer Seb and Zhou!!!
But it took her awhile to get to this point. And what was one reason for the struggle? Information overload. There's so much contradictory information "eat bananas" "don't eat bananas" "this food will make you lose weight" "exercise is the only way" (it's not btw it's only 20% of the deal but still an important one) etc I'm sure most of you can relate.
It gets confusing and you just don't know where to start. So you don't do anything. And then another year goes by and you're in the same place...or worse off.
I'm all for keeping it simple. So that's what I've done. Don't get me wrong. It does take some work to be prepared and form new habits. But once you know the how and the why it's so much easier.
If you're all for keeping it simple then check out my Free PDF - Making a Healthy Active Lifestyle Your New Normal.
And you'll get to see Sandra's before and now photos as well as my good friend Martine's. She lost 3 dress sizes but no weight. Curious to know why that is?
This is A way. And it's the way that worked for me and millions of other people around the world. So check it out and see if it sits right with you.
And most importantly - HAVE AN AMAZING DAY!!!
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