I am lazy. I look for ways out of doing what is hard. I rationalize. I excuse. I want what is easy and comfortable.
This photo above was taken in 2011 when my dear husband (DH) and I took a two week trip to France for our 20th wedding anniversary. Looks fun doesn’t it?
It was and is fun to ride a bicycle.
I reminded myself of that this week as I made myself ride my bike to work and back each day. 6 miles round trip. Mostly flat and about 22 minutes (slow cycling!)
I pushed myself both for the exercise and for the practice of frugality which has been the theme this week of Lent. Spend less/ give generously.
I love giving! But I also love my comforts. Driving 3 miles to work takes 7 minutes. Do the math: it takes 3 times as long for me to ride as to drive. But what is time except a non-renewable resource given to us to steward?
I am happy to say I followed through. Not a huge financial savings fuel wise but a big step in the right direction for me to use this bike for my transportation as I was doing in the fall before the time change and colder, wetter weather.
No excuses left but laziness and poor time management.
And you? What have you been learning about yourself as you are going through this season of Lent?