People often find themselves in situations where they ask themselves “how did I get here?”, or the terminally self defeatist “how did I end up like this?”, as though the possibility of change is beyond them.
Greg Rittler was one of those people. Watch the video to hear his inspiring story.
You have to admire people who can find the motivation to change their ways. It’s not easy – old habits die hard, but the rewards are incalculable. How can you put a price on getting your life back?
I think this story resonated with me because Greg and I are both around the same age and I too got the cycling bug as I was approaching 40 in an attempt to get “in shape” again.
But it’s not just about being fit, for the sake of it.
For me, it’s partly about feeling lucid and in control of your life, and not just passively cruising along at the mercy of bad lifestyle choices. It’s about playing an active part in your life.
It just goes to show how tools like Strava, in the way it gamifies the cycling experience, can provide the motivation people need, not only to begin making changes, but to stick with it and make a genuine, long lasting lifestyle change.
Try it, you won’t look back.
Tomorrow never comes. We only have NOW.
If you want to help Greg out, vote for him to be part of the Kona Inspired team