Saturday was a cloudy, foggy, rainy day. To shake some of the gloom, I put on an aerobics DVD for a change of pace and exercised to Tamilee Webb’s Tighter Assets video. As I worked on tightening my assets, I noticed a bird through the living room window. It was a big, fat Robin! My first Robin sighting of the year! He was perched like a king on the very top of a roof as if to say, “I’m here! Make way for spring!”
I obediently executed my side kicks and knee lifts on Tamilee’s count, but I continued to look at Mr. Robin. I was excited! I find it so rejuvenating to see signs of spring after a cold, dark winter – birds, buds, sunshine, and warmer breezes. It’s as if the whole world is starting to wake up from a long sleep.
My motivation also got a boost. With this promise of spring, I feel the urge to get outside and take long walks, go for a jog, hike through the woods, ride a bike, plant flowers and vegetables, clean and organize the entire house! (Now if I could only keep this motivation year-round!)
I got lost in my springtime activity ambitions as I marched in place and pumped my arms. Mr. Robin had flown away by now, but I had caught spring fever. I was motivated to do more, exercise more, and just move more. It didn’t take much, did it!
It was all because I saw a Robin.