Commitment is what transforms a promise into reality.
It is the words that speak boldly of your intentions. And the actions, which speak louder than the words.
It is making the time when there is none.
Coming through time after time, year after year.
Commitment is the stuff character is made of, the power to change the face of things. It is the daily triumph of integrity over skepticism.
Not sure who wrote that, but here is my definition of commitment: Commitment is putting a lot of energy into the bike group, although it is not going fast enough for me and sticking with it despite setbacks in my life. It's leading bike rides regardless if anyone shows up or not. And when there are times I don't feel like it (depressed) or not feeling well, it's kicking myself in the butt to do it any ways. At the end, I was glad I lead the ride.
What about you? Are you tired and don't feel like doing anything but staying at home on the computer or watching reality shows on TV? Look in the mirror baby, that's reality! Some of you want to lose a few pounds and some want to build endurance. But it sure won't happen watching other people's problems and doing nothing. They don't care about YOU!
You need to block off time on your busy calendar and devote it to taking care of your body, such as coming to a bike ride. If your goal is to build endurance and participate in the metric training, then you need to commit yourself to biking at least 3 times per week to get use to sitting on the saddle. There may be times when work or family obligations do get in the way. However, there are 24 hours in a day, seven days a week... you can find time to make it up. And when your favorite show is on during a bike ride event, remember, we live in the 21st century, there are VCR's.
Now thats Reality!