I took up exercising seriously upon the diagnosis of diabetes in late 2003. By the end of '04 I had reversed all blood sugar chemistries and achieved blood pressure and cholesterol milestones after shedding 45 lbs. But, I gradually became bored with only cycling and lifting; convinced of the benefits of lifestyle changes I looked for alternatives and variety; along came Concept2 in March '06. I am now hooked and well underway for my Mkm year have already lost a further 9 lbs. The ability to measure things is a real motivator in pursuit of continuous improvement; especially with so many others (virtual) to compete with/against!