Sunday, January 30, 2011

Cycling at the Bike Park

We have recently started to do a few more things as a family which is great as we don't often get out and about.

Just before Christmas we started going to the bike park only a couple of kilometres from our house. It's a brilliant place off the road and fully fenced so it's safe for the kids (unless they crash their bikes). It's also about 1.1km long so we can do a few circuits and to get the blood pumping and the heart racing.

The kids absolutely LOVE going to the bike park as they get to go for a long ride without having to worry about cars and road rules etc. It also means some precious time with mummy and daddy and other family members or friends that we meet with when there.

Unfortunately I saw a photo of myself on my husband's bike and realised just how much weight I had put on over the last couple of years. It was a bit of a shock and I knew that something had to be done so I requested (and was given) a lovely new bike for Christmas!

Isn't it lovely!

Cousin J showing he's a stuntman!
So now I can go to the bike park on my own bike or just go for a ride of a morning if I get the chance.
I love it so much and had completely forgotten how much I loved cycling.

The kids all love it when Nan and Poppy come too. It's great for everyone.

This is the dreaded photo of me that made me realise how much weight I'd put on. I can now happily say that in the past month I've lost 4kg and am feeling much happier about myself. I've got quite a bit to go but I'm slowly getting there and so much more positive than I have been in ages.
Until next time, I hope you all have plenty of happy moments!

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