This should make Joanne very happy. Eat. Live. Be. I’m here.
As a multitude of 5ks and Zumba classes permeate my calendar and Jillian Michaels’ 30 Day Shred dvd gets plenty of play time. I’m here. I’ve been here.
Clean eating? Yep, I’m there too. Oh how I’ve missed it. There’s just something so very satisfying about it that is sometimes hard to articulate. Unless you’re there too. But the rub? Eat good food and you feel good. I’ve noticed the shift again, as I’ve purposefully made my way back to where I’m supposed to be.
The familiar feelings of euphoria when an early weekend morning is punctuated by sweat stinging my eyeballs. Which is, I swear, the sign of an awesome work-out.
The words “No, I can’t, we’re doing a 5k that day” coming out of my mouth.
The friends that get it. To the point that we just scheduled another 5k. In September. Out of state. After we get through the three we already have on the calendar.
When I’m in the zone, I have blinders on. And I instantly remember why I’m doing what I’m doing.
Always and forever.
Mary Fischer’s quote rings in my ears. “Tell me, what are you going to do with this wild and precious life?”
“You have exactly one life in which to do everything you’ll ever do. Act accordingly.” Colin Wright
“…to know there is a better story for your life and to choose something other is like choosing to die.” Donald Miller
A co-worker and I were talking about that last week. Tomorrow being guaranteed to no one. I worry that I won’t have time enough to do everything I want to do. For me. Or with my kids. And I’ll be darned if we’re just going to laze our days away turning into zombies in front of the tv.
Sure there is tv time.
But it’s dotted by play time. Spring Bucket Lists. Playgrounds. Activities. Adventures. Memory making. In our backyard. And in the great outdoors.