This week I did a few things I couldn’t do a year ago. I couldn’t even try them or imagine I could do them.
I rolled a humvee, on purpose. It was a simulation, but we were in a real humvee and they stopped it when we were hanging upside down. And told us to ‘egress’. And I dropped down after I unbuckled my seat belt, had a team mate help me find the door latch, and I crawled out. I crawled out of an upside vehicle by myself. Hell, I went in it first!
I also went to bootcamp three times this week. And worked out with Randy once. And worked out on my own once. I made a commitment to boot camp three days a week for four weeks. And I train with Randy once or twice a week. So my new schedule includes working out 5 times a week.
I touched bases with my text message accountability partner Gus too.
We had an event in town Friday night and the Chamber sponsored it. I walked 6 miles over 4 hours that night. Then Saturday morning I hosted the cardboard regatta at 8:30 a.m. I then went to work for a few hours, met a friend for lunch and then went to the park and helped with the community picnic and listened to live music for 3 hours. A year ago, I would have been down for the entire weekend after walking that much on Friday night.
Persistence is creating a stronger me. I’m moving, a lot. My mind has kicked in — if I’m to do this thing, I’m the one who has to do it. And what is this thing I want? A healthier me. I can see myself as the girl who can walk for miles along the beach and enjoy the day doing it – and not be tired. I can see myself as the Debra who plays with her grand kids and great nieces in nephews and doesn’t have to rest every few minutes. I can see myself dancing at a concert with my friends. I am persistently holding those images in my head as a I persistently work my way to fulfillment of them.
It’s already done in my mind. Now my body is catching up.