There are parts of my life that still need a lot of work. That does not mean that I should not live fully while I continue to try to close those gaps. At one point, nutrition was one of those blind spots. I was 100+ lbs overweight and didn't even recognize it. I thought I had about 50 to lose. That is a 50 lb blind spot. I am fairly sure that the health issues I would be facing without these changes far exceed the bruises and scrapes (OK, massive hematoma and road rash... point still remains the same) that I am suffering now. Changing my relationship with food and a consistent training program has brought me farther than I ever dreamed possible. The good far outweighs the hardship.
That same consistency has allowed me to achieve results in races, develop my life in a way that focuses on health and well-being, changed my relationship with my job, my body, other people.
I LOVE WHAT I AM DOING WITH MY LIFE.
I love to train. I love to race. I love the challenge and direction of my life.
It doesn't mean that I have everything figured out. It doesn't mean that I ever expect to be done. It simply means what it says. I am not going to stop because of a rough patch. I won't quit riding or riding hard... training, racing, and giving it all I've got. It would be selling myself short. This is all part of the process.
I never expected it to be easy... or painless.