I'll get into my story more later but for now I just want to talk about my exercise today. I've been very, very lazy over the last several years and about 5-6 weeks ago I got a new bike. I started off slow, left it just lying there most of the time for a few days, but lately I've been biking to and from work every weekday and as of a week or two ago at least a couple times a week I will ride somewhere else after work. Work is about 3km (~1.85mi) from my home and when I first started biking in to work I felt like I was going to puke by the time I arrived. I was panting and could not even speak to my coworkers for a while after arriving. Today I worked from home and I kept telling myself throughout the day "gotta get my ride in!" but I was lazy and did go for a nice walk late today and so I kept putting it off. Fortunately I have lights and a helmet for my bike (though, I think I need to get much brighter ones, now) and by the time 11pm rolled around I said "fuck it, gotta go now or else I won't." It definitely helped that I was reading the front page/JSF blog today and in the Random Old Blogs section, this one came up: http://www.johnstonefitness.com/2011/01/13/thursday-morning-motivational-speech-the-mental-aspect-of-transformation/ Anyway - that's way more context than I wanted to write - but 11pm rolled around, and I said fuck it, got on the bike and because I don't know many good bike routes yet, I just rode over to work. And then I rode back. And it was fucking easy!!! Well, at least not nearly vomit inducing, anyway! Felt so good, man. I think I definitely feel safer riding in the daytime when I can see what I'm doing better, and I think I'd prefer to do a workout earlier than later, but hell, I got it done.