In 2011 I began my weight loss journey by getting back on my bike. I set up an indoor bike trainer in the garage and just began to ride. I rode every day for 30 days. My first 30-day challenge. I did not notice a difference in the mirror nor did I see a difference on the scale. What I did do was create a new habit.
5 years later, I began my morning routine. In my research, I found that some of the most successful people on the planet all had a morning routine. I already began by getting up early to write down 10 ideas. In April 2016 I decided to participate in the 30-Day Bike Challenge. I thought about trying (with the emphasis on “trying”) to ride my bike after work. I would have plenty of sunlight when I got home to ride. I quickly recognized that I did not always have control over my afternoons.
I decided to wake up a little earlier and ride in the morning. I hopped on my cruiser bike and rode for about 5 miles. What started as a 30-day challenge became part of my morning routine. I now call it my Morning Bike Grind.