Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Where did Wonder Woman go?

A silent groan escaped my lips - 5:30 a. m.  the alarm read... another full hour before I am supposed to get up, I'm awake.  The house was quiet and it was so tempting to roll over and try to get another hour of sleep.  Instead, I thought of the treadmill growing corn over in the corner and my lack of time during the day to get exercise.  Mentally kicking myself, I switched on the light. 

Yesterday I felt like Wonder Woman - I had energy, did 4-5 loads of laundry, taught school, chased The Princess, re-installed iTunes, and cleaned up from the explosion of the weekend.  I even struck a pose in the kitchen and exclaimed "Wonder Twin Powers, Activate!" to two startled boys.  Notice I said I FELT, not looked like WW.  Gone were the days of waking up at 5:30 to go spinning and work out for 1-2 hours a day.  Gone is the body and energy that went with those workouts.  I remember thinking, when I was in shape, I'm never going back, and yet... yes, the jeans are more snug and I'm raiding Honey's closet for those loose fitting shirts.  All the while hating what I'd done. 

This morning, I was wishing for those hot red boot, costume, and to be honest, I wouldn't mind having her hair either, but honestly I'll never be WW, but I'm taking baby steps again.  I finally did dust off the treadmill and walked almost a mile before I had to stop and get ready for the day.  Do I feel like WW?  I actually feel like crawling back into bed.  So for today, I'll put that WW costume back into the closet and put on my Mom costume... I may not be fighting crime or helping national security, but I have more important things to do - dishes, school, and laundry. 

If you'd like to read about a friend of mine who has begun her 2nd year of a fitness challenge that earns her money, head on over to Finding Joy in the little Things. She has an awesome plan and outlook!

3 comments:

口香糖 said...

加油!期待更新哦! ........................................

Mom2three said...

I think what you said was I need to renew my fuel/energy and I agree. Yesterday was a low day, but I got much more done this morning though. I so much appreciate you thought and encouragement!

Que Sera-Sera said...

Hey, don't sell yourself short on not being WW! It takes being a WW to be able to juggle all these jobs us girls handle. A man can me super at the things he does (Superman) but it's a "wonder" to their gender how us women can do more than one thing at a time! Also, don't feel bad at yourself because you don't have your early morning exercise ritual like you did two or more years ago. You had some health issues that prevented you from exercising so you had to have a down time. Pat yourself on the back for harvesting the corn from the treadmill and thank God for waking you up early and nudging you into a new season! I can invision Him telling you, "Net! Wake up! This is God! It's time! Your body & spirit has rested and healed. Brighter days are here! I will give you the strength and the energy." Good luck on your knew assignment & journey! You will soon feel & look like WW! Love you!