Fitness, Motivation

Live Unapologetically

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Obsessed is just a word the lazy use to describe the dedicated.

Be yourself. Everyone else is already taken.This is a silly quote because it just sounds pretentious but my friends jokingly tell me I’m obsessed with cycling all the time (…I don’t think they are joking) and you know what, I am obsessed! So what? 80% of my cycling friends are also”obsessed” with the sport but you have to ride to understand. It’s a great obsession.

My weaknesses are shopping and food, and with all that free time I could accumulate from not riding my bike, I would indulge in those all day, everyday and be fat, broke and unhappy. Wouldn’t I rather be outside on my bike? I ride not only to get fit but I genuinely love love LOVE being out on my bike. It’s an indescribable feeling of freedom and complete euphoria— and it may also be the fact that people who spend more time outdoors in natural environments are much happier.

An hour of running actually feels like an hour (or ten) but I can spend six hours on a bike and it will seem like only an hour has gone by. Time sure flies when you are doing something you love. I’m grateful that I have as much free time to ride as I do but in all honesty, I make the time to ride (it also helps not having obligations such as kids and family, thank god!). If you are passionate about something, you will do whatever it takes and give it your all.

Despite how much I ride, I still have plenty of time to see my friends, go for dinners, work or just relax and do nothing at all. Balance is so important and I make it possible by choosing to do things that fulfills me in countless ways whenever I have free time.

This doesn’t just go for cycling, but all aspects of your life whether it is the things you like to do, the words that come out of your mouth, the way you think, your philosophy on life, the people you hang out with, the things you believe in… never apologize for the choices you make if they make you ecstatic and as if you are on top of the world… never apologize for being yourself.

Keep on doing what you love. Don’t let anyone discourage you or bring you down.

Live unapologetically.

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