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How Electric Bikes Can Help with Your New Years Resolution to Get Back in Shape?


Hey guys, Peter here at sixthreezero. So it's New Year's resolution time, and you may think it's futile, but it's not. Let's get to it.

All right, I'm Peter here at sixthreezero and I have a lot of roles here at the company, but I also like to talk about bikes and e-bikes because I love bicycles and that's why I work in this industry. All right? Obviously, I love fitness too, and there are many reasons for that, but I want to talk to you a little bit about getting back in shape, and getting your health back. Because if you don't have your health, what do you have? Of all the things you have in your life, health has got to be top, or top one, two, or three, along with your family, friends, and loved ones, but your health, it doesn't matter what else is going on in your life if your health isn't where you want it to be.

And so anyway, a lot of folks, many of you out there will probably be restarting your health journey. And one way to do that is with an e-bike or an e-trike. I want to talk about a couple of things that hopefully can help you on your road, because as everyone knows, you set the New Year's resolution and it's almost like a farce, right? Because it's not going to work after a month or whatever. But there are things you can do to establish that new habit because right now you're maybe in a habit that you don't like. Well, you can get rid of that habit and you can replace it with a new one. So anyway, the first thing you got to do is get started, but I'll get to that in a moment.

What I want to talk about first is motivation. I think that's where people will get stuck, is the motivation. And really, it's not about being motivated, because being motivated is a difficult thing to find. What you want to find is your reason for why you want to get your health back, and why you want to be in better shape. And it's highly likely your reason just isn't strong enough. So you need to find a reason why you want to get your health back. And if you don't have that kind of motivation, it's okay. I, myself, as far as fitness goes, I love to be in shape and all that, and I do work out a couple of hours a week, but I have a guy I go to and he motivates me. So find someone who can motivate you, either a trainer or you can find a friend who's having the same thing, and then you don't want to let each other down. So it helps with that motivation idea. Just having someone that you commit to, they're going to get you out there. All right?

Another quick tip is, first of all, if your diet isn't right, your exercise just isn't going to work. Diet is probably, I would say, 95, 98% of the whole ball of wax. If you're eating badly, that exercise isn't going to help you. You're not going to be able to burn more calories than you're eating, et cetera, et cetera. So it's fats, oils, and too much sugar, so it's better to have higher protein and then lower those calories and get going. If you have a higher protein, you can reduce the calories and still feel satisfied. But if you're eating things like a lot of oils and fats, and processed foods, there's just no way you can exercise enough to slim down. It's not going to happen. Almost nobody can do it. Yes, professional cyclists during the Tour de France can eat up to 10,000 calories a day, but they're riding six hours a day. Most people don't want to do that or don't have the time. Maybe you do have the time if you're retired.

But anyway, it can be done. I'm 47, so I'm not exactly retirement age, but I am approaching 50, but I'm not 22 either, and I'm in great shape and you can be too. One of the first things you want to do though is get started. You have to start with some sort of commitment, so get yourself something where you can start moving. I'm a very strong advocate of getting on a bicycle or a tricycle, and especially if you need to, get one with assistance, with electrical power that can help you along if you need it. You got to get your body moving, okay? That's just the whole key. Getting your body moving, getting those joints moving, getting those muscles going, getting your heart pumping, getting all that fresh air.

You're going to start seeing gains in your physical fitness, but your mind also. You're going to start having a lot more clarity in your mind. Anxiousness will go away. You'll start feeling more peaceful and calm. I don't do any social media, except for LinkedIn. I just use LinkedIn for professional purposes, but I don't do any other social media. And on LinkedIn, usually, it's fairly professional. But even on that, I saw someone post a very, very, very positive post. And within two comments below that, it started to get negative and political, and nasty. And why focus on this stuff? There are so many beautiful things about life. And if you look at your life, I'm betting 95 to 97 or 99% of it's going right, but we've got that 1 or 2% that's not, and then we focus on that. That's natural. That's a human thing to do. We all do it. I do it, but we have to train ourselves to not.

So what you do is you get yourself outside. You get yourself outside, and if you're not able to run or walk or do things like that, you can get on a bicycle or a tricycle. E-trike, which can assist you. You're going to be out there, you're going to be in the present, you're going to be breathing fresh air, you're going to be seeing the scenery, you're not going to be looking at that garbage on your phone, and everything in your life is going to improve. And there's going to be a certain point, if you do make that commitment, if you purchase an e-trike and get on that thing and start riding, you're going to start getting into a new pattern of life where you're not going to want to stop and you're going to be on the upward spiral instead of a downward one. And this is where it all begins. It just begins with committing.

I remember one time there was a fellow who wanted to buy a bicycle from me and he was hesitating. And so I asked him, I said, "What's the hesitation?" He said, "Well, I've done this before. I've bought stuff and then I didn't use it." So he didn't trust himself to commit long-term to the decisions that he was making. So anyway, that's a risk you got to take, you got to jump out and do it. But like I said, find yourself an exercise buddy, find someone you can ride with. It's so fun to cruise along and chat and talk about the day. You can get things off your chest if you want. When we ride bikes, it's often in groups and we talk, and we talk a lot. It's a lot of fun. But also, you don't want to let your buddies down. You want to show up for that ride.

So like I said, I like to work out, but I'm not hyper-motivated to do it. So I'm able to hire a trainer and it's just two times a week. That's what I do, but it keeps me fit. However, I do love riding my bike. That's just something that is one of the most epic experiences for me. Every time I hop on a bike, I don't care when or what or how long or how short, it puts me in a great mood. It puts my frame of mind right, it makes these anxieties go away, and it gives me clarity of thought and vision. And not only that, but my cardiovascular system is working, getting my health back, my fitness, and all of that. So I want to say to you, you can make that decision. You can follow through this time, find yourself a friend, start eating correctly, and get started. Commit.

Okay, I truly hope that that was helpful to you. If you liked it, please do like it and hit subscribe. It helps grow our channel. And if you need any help at all, please contact us. You can call us at 310 982 2877 or email us at theteam@sixthreezero.com. Remember, sixthreezero is spelled out, S-I-X-T-H-R-E-E-Z-E-R-O, theteam@sixthreezero.com. Thanks.

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