The Husband and I bought our bikes with our tax return and I am ashamed of what feels like, on my part, a huge waste of our money. I rode my bike around the bike shop's parking lot before I bought it, obviously, and did a brief trip to the end of our street when I brought it home, but haven't ridden it since.
I want to, but I really am afraid I'll embarrass myself in front of my neighbors. That they'll see me and laugh to themselves or, worse, pity me. I know it shouldn't matter what my neighbors think. I know my bike's manufacturer rates the frame safe for people even fatter than me. But I can't stop feeling anxious every time I look at my bike. (And I see it every day as I go to and from the garage).
So this is my new project: To build my body confidence up so that I will get on my bike and ride. And I stop giving a fig for what the neighbors might think or how I might look to them: