Make it Happen Monday: Your One and Only Body


That body of yours is the only one you’ll ever have.  What are you going to do with it?  Being involved in the world of Fitness for a large part of my life, this statement has always lingered in my mind.  What people do with their bodies is ultimately up to them, but why wouldn’t you want to make the most of this “one and only” body you’ll ever find yourself housed in?

Odds are that if you’re reading this post, you’re a cyclist and that means you’re doing something great to take care of your one and only.  Yeah, I know that some of you are probably thinking that you should be doing more….but you’re working at it and that’s the most important thing.  It’s a process….it’s a lifestyle….it takes time….and it takes effort.  Just keep on moving (pedaling) in the right direction, make healthy choices that move you closer to your ideal body, and never give up.

That body that you’re living in is the only one you’re ever going to know.  What have you chosen to do with it?

Nutrition Bonus:  We’d like to give you a free copy of Kelli’s e-book called “Fuel Right, Ride Light”.  She is our Loving the Bike nutrition expert and this book was created to help cyclists reach their ideal weight.  The only catch is that we ask you to subscribe to our mailing list.  Subscribe Here, and your e-book will arrive shortly after.

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6 Responses to “ Make it Happen Monday: Your One and Only Body ”

  1. Eric Hutchins on May 7, 2012 at 9:39 am

    What a great giveaway. I have taken a look at the Ebook and it ROCKS. I have downloaded it and will definitely encourage others to. It is an excellent, informative read.

    • Darryl is Loving the Bike on May 7, 2012 at 4:12 pm

      Thanks Eric…..glad you like the book.  Thanks for your comments about it.

  2. Joel Phillips on May 7, 2012 at 7:19 am

    I never realized how bad I felt until I started treating my body right.  Proper nutrition, regular exercise…no one lied to me, it’s all good for you and makes you feel great.  It was cycling that really inspired me to make these changes in my life.  I’m already a subscriber, could I get a copy of that book anyway?  

    • Darryl is Loving the Bike on May 7, 2012 at 4:12 pm

      Yes sir, that book is also going out to our long haul subscribers as well.  Keep on rocking it, dude.

  3. Jase on May 7, 2012 at 5:11 am

    As we stay in Australia “bloody oath”! I’ve really been trying to get at least 30 minutes of exercise in a day now. Yoga, bodyweight exercises (check out You Are Your Own Gym), and of course cycling have given me more energy and helped my strength and flexibility.

    It’s nice to read that I’m not the only one – sometimes it feels that way!

    • Darryl is Loving the Bike on May 7, 2012 at 4:11 pm

      I love how you Aussie’s talk man….I could almost hear that accent coming out when you said “Bloody Oath”.


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Question: I am using the homebrew sugar formulations (sometimes added to green tea).  I am also trying to wean myself off 1/2 dose adrenalean “lip tonic delivery system” (biorhythm brand- caffeine, hoodia g, synephrine, yohimbe) capsule for energy.

My question is other than juice, can you suggest modifications in lieu of table sugar for energy and hydration.


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