Some days after I come home from a long day at work, plus a 40 minute commute home, the last thing I want to do is exercise. I mentally think of any excuse to not exercise and my mind gets set that lounging around the house would be way better. But as soon as I walk in that door and say hi to me wife and kiddos, all the plans in my mind seem to change. The kiddos are excited to see me and honestly I usually get a burst of energy! When this happens, I know I have to act quick so I will usually change my clothes real quick, have the kiddos put their shoes, go potty and we all head into the garage to find our helmets and go for a family bike ride.
As soon as we are all outside and start pedaling those bikes I am immediately happy with the decision to go on a family bike ride. Some evenings we will ride along the trails in our neighborhood for a couple miles and other nights we will ride shorter distance and then stop to play at the parks along the way. No matter what though, my family and I are satisfied with the fresh air, the exercise and the opportunity we have to spend time together as a family.