Life Lessons from the Bike

Lori King, CyclistAs a cyclist, I’ve learned a lot on the bike.

I remember some of my first bicycles as a child. Some had pedal brakes, went backward when you pedaled backward, or had training wheels to help me keep my balance. As an adult, my passion is with my road bike! There is nothing like cruising along effortlessly at 20+ miles an hour, with a group or my best friend/husband Jim King. It is where I am happiest!

In life, just like on the bike, I am always moving forward, improving my skills and growing in personal development, not because I am unhappy with where I am, but because I know I can always grow into something more, living toward my fullest potential.

As a cyclist, it is important to know your bike. The wheels, for example, are made up of spokes. If one single spoke on a wheel becomes loose or breaks, the other spokes will soon follow suit. Soon, the whole bike becomes unstable and begins to wobble, and then we are headed for a crash. All it takes is one loose or broken spoke. Every single spoke matters.

The same is true in life. Think of each spoke as an important area of wellness: nutrition, fitness, spirituality/faith, relationships, finances, self-care/self-love, career, nature, prayer/meditation, rest/recovery, psychological, emotional, social, personal development, play and more! These are all fundamentals or “spokes” on the wheels to whole “body, mind and soul” wellness.

The Wheels To Wellness include nutrition, fitness, faith, relationships, finances, self care, career, nature, prayer/meditation, rest,, play and more!

The Wheels to Wellness

To stay balanced and keep moving forward it is important that we keep our spokes tight and in good working condition. At times, all spokes will be working and you will be moving forward toward your dreams or goals. Other times, you will start to feel a wobble and realize that an area of your life – a spoke – requires a little bit more attention. And then, there are times where it seems all of our spokes are broken. This will require us to get off our bike, make an assessment, and start fixing spokes and bringing things back into alignment.

The Universe – who I call God – has a personal best for you and your life in all areas of wellness. God calls us to live on purpose. We were designed to live for a unique reason. The dreams you have written on your heart are meant to come to fruition. In order for that to happen, make sure your wheels to wellness spokes are all in good working condition!

Summer officially begins next week and over the course of the season, I’ll be bringing you more “Wheels to Wellness” tips, information and suggestions. And, not only will I share my own journey of healing, health, growth, athletics, faith, and personal development, I’ll also be featuring some guest bloggers! Be sure to sign up so you don’t miss a single blog post!

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