Did my instructor just call me an athlete? But she knows I have Dystonia, she knows I can’t do it all…hell yeah she called me an athlete!
I am an athlete. I lace up about 7-9x a week and do something good for myself. I go to bootcamp, I go spinning, I go running, I do Pilates, I go boxing, I go to yoga. My friends are alway saying – how do you do it? How are you so disciplined? Here is the secret – for 20 years I couldn’t. I always remember on the operating table saying to myself if this thing works, I am going to be called an athlete one day, I am going to be able to jog, I am going to be able to spin..I am not going to take this science for granted. And I never did. The big realization I have had on this journey is when you have an opportunity, a miracle, a gift whatever it is, cherish it, bask in the glow of the gift, BUT don’t take it for granted.
Remember how in my last post I said I wake up scared everyday thinking about bootcamp. The BIG secret is I am scared everyday thinking about losing this miracle. I am not taking a day for granted. I am not taking life for granted. I am not taking my life for granted every again. I am not perfect though, I fall off this philosophy every now and then but you know what, that’s okay. Everyone has their bad days, but I decided in 2015 I am going to make someone smile everyday, because their smile would light me up and remind me everyday is a miracle.
To smiling once a day and remembering how lucky we are Dystonia or not!