Well, we are here in Florida. After much discussion and research, and listening to advice that was given, we have headed south to ride the southern tier. Let me tell you, that was a really tough decision. I wanted to do it my way, to keep plugging away, but things were making that very hard to do. People really wanted me to listen and make a change. I'm pretty stubborn sometimes. This is all about change, so I listened. We took off from PA and headed to Florida. This coming week we are rolling from St Augustine, and headed west. We stopped off in Port Charlotte to visit family that really needed us to visit and we needed to visit. Then we are headed back up to the launch point. We've been working hard on changes in our lives with health, and nutrition, and smoking cessation. That is the hardest part for me, quitting smoking. Harder than anything I've done in life. I am getting it done, I have some days that are better than others, but I will beat this.
Living simple isn't easy either some days. Trying to find healthy foods, and not having a fridge to keep things in, some days having to eat canned food or not having enough funds on hand and you fall into old habits aND eat what's easy. We try to avoid that, and we make mistakes. We are using myfitnesspal now to track our intake publicly so we are held accountable and to try to help others with our mistakes and triumphs. This will be a long road, but it will be worth it in the end. For some of you, you will be happy to know I am now using Strava now and I may upgrade it to record more data once more funds are available. This trip has been a joy, but very hard. I love spending time with my wife and she is my heart and world. This trip will make us stronger as a couple and allow us to face anything that comes our way. Thank you for supporting us and keeping us moving in the right direction, I'm sorry it takes time to get past my stubbornness sometimes.
Make sure you check Facebook for the daily updates, and instagram for the extra pictures. Shirts are coming soon, we have a few shared on the Facebook page, but that's a work in progress. Again thank you for supporting the ride and clicking the LIKE button and the support the ride link. God bless you all and be looking for me on the southern tier!