#reverb {d 4}

December 4WONDER.

How did you cultivate a sense of wonder in your life this year? (Prompt Author: Jeffrey Davis)

The biggest cultivation of wonder, this year, definitely came from all the physical activity I incorporated into my day-to-day life, this summer.   I biked and/or ran about 6 days of the week, along with swimming almost every day.   People said I was crazy.  Why on earth would I want to go into the Georgia heat and humidity to do that stuff?

For me it was all about proving to myself that I could do it.  That I could make myself uncomfortable and succeed .  That I could push myself and just do it.

And, I did it.  I succeeded.

I ran a 5K.

I biked almost 6 miles straight.

I lost about 20 pounds

I dropped *almost* two dress sizes.  (I could get into that size 18, if I was OK with muffin-top, which I am not!)

Unfortunately, the wonder of it all has slowed down once the kids’ school year started and the days got shorter (and colder.)  I do try to get in a half hour of some kind of activity, daily.   It’s important.  I want to be healthy and I don’t care if I lose another pound;  I want to be healthy and not worry about if my body will fail me.

It’s been wonderful to keep pushing myself, to feel uncomfortable, to sweat, to breath heavily, and to know I’m alive. I want to keep feeling this wonder.

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4 Responses to “#reverb {d 4}”
  1. 12.04.2010

    I hear you … but you should also know what an inspiration you are.
    Workign full-time has slowed me down and I know I’m better after doing excercise …. but Summer holidays start in 5 days and I’m Onto IT …

  2. You are a rockstar! I needs to do my Reverb10 Days 3 and 4, but I had a hellacious day yesterday, so I’m gonna try and catch up tomorrow.

  3. 12.04.2010

    Great job beautiful lady! I love how different things are bringing wonder into all of our lives. Miss you!

  4. 12.04.2010

    Good for you! I wish I had your willpower and motivation.

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