Monday, March 23, 2009

It's good to be alive


This morning I read Dawn's post from Friday, and it put a smile on my face. The reason was because I had a similar feeling myself this morning. That "it's good to be alive, and I'm loving life at this moment" kind of feeling. It happened at the gym today, at 6:20am. I was twenty minutes into my thirty-minute hill routine on the elliptical, level 14. Across the room my husband was on a treadmill doing his hour-long routine.

I was thinking I had ten more minutes and then I'd be off to the weights to do my upper body strength routine. I love lifting weights, especially for my upper body. I love seeing the muscles in my arms. It gives me a little thrill that I can lift 20-pound dumbells and do military push ups using the Bosu Ball (30 reps today!). That's when it hit me. Life is good. MY life is good. Don't misunderstand me, my life is not perfect. Far from it, but I'm finally feeling like I'm in a good place. I feel like I've been in a dark hole for the last year, living a lie, and hating myself for so many reasons. Now I have so many reasons to be happy, to want to be alive.

The sun was shining when I drove into work this morning. I thought that was very appropriate because I feel like the sun is shining on my soul today.

7 comments:

twinkelydots said...

Funny, I woke up feeling the same way today!

Clean inside & out.

Healthy body wise, spiritually and mentally.

Kind of nice, huh?

bbubblyb said...

I'm smiling Diana, glad you are feeling good. Life really is good.

Tony said...

Oh, I didn't know you came back. Welcome back :).

antgirl said...

Yippee.

Ida said...

This is great news!

MizFit said...

I love love love it.

Ron said...

Glad things are going better for you... Keep at it!!!!!

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