Get on ya Bike

Tuesday, July 31, 2012
So cute in his duck helmet!
It has been a long time since I've been on a bike. Probably just under two years. Pretty much since I was pregnant. I was a worry wart pregnant lady who was too scared to ride my bike for the fear of falling off, even though I can't remember the last time I fell off a bike (it was probably when I was in high school when couldn't get my feet out of the clip-ins and fell in a rose garden on a busy road). When you have a baby, you really have to be dedicated to get some time to head out on the deadly-treadly, and well, I'm just not that dedicated. Obviously.

This week we got Ezra a bike seat (a Wee-Ride), and a helmet. So we took advantage of the awesome weather this weekend and headed out on a family ride. The Wee-Ride was attached to Joel's bike,  seeing he rides to work most days, he has the leg muscles to carry an extra 10 kilos or so. I realised, I didn't even have the leg muscles to carry myself along very fast. The way back was the hardest, because of course it was all up hill. I am so glad I didn't have to carry a toddler too! Although I really want to get myself to the level that I can ride with Ezra and then we can do mid-week rides as well.

Ezra LOVED the bike ride, he was laughing and clapping and having a blast.

We got lots of comments from passers by about his amazing DUCK helmet!

It was so good to get out and exercise properly though, and I want need to do it again soon! I really love riding, its just hard to get back up to the fitness level I want to be at. It is hard to get motivated when you know that you can no longer do the things that you used to be able to. At the same time I have to remind myself how much I enjoy being active and playing sports, that is my motivation!

Is there some exercise or sport you have been hanging out to do, but haven't since the kiddo's came along?

Off to the playground. 
Bikes keep him occupied for...minutes
Perfect weather to relax, and Joel gets his face attacked by Ez!
And linking up with Jess at Diary of A SAHM for the first time!

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