I was thinking (I know…don’t worry…it didn’t hurt.) I am always trying to encourage clients that every little bit adds up and sometimes, little bits is all that we have available. Well, I was feeling like I needed to practice what I preach a little. I have been able to have 3-4 intentional and focused workouts/week. I was used to working out 5-6 days/week and sometimes, I’d workout for 2 hours on a couple of those days. I am learning about “the journey” which includes seasons; seasons of rest, seasons of training, seasons of learning and seasons of gaining. I am in a season of learning and I am fighting the “perfection infection” which is the drive to be perfect (or appear to be.) I am learning a new understanding of health as a whole…not just eating healthy and working out, but gaining a deeper reason WHY I do those things. My body is just the travel system of who I really am. It does not declare who I am nor does it define who I am. I won’t go too far into this because my point to this blog post was to invite you to meet with me on this portion of my journey. In times past, I wouldn’t have been satisfied with a 20 minute workout. But, on my days at home with the kids, that is sometimes, all I have. So, when I was thinking, I came up with an idea of commitment. I want to commit to being good to my body everyday with movement. I’ll have 3-4 intentional workouts focused on strength gains and cardiovascular improvements. On my other days, I want to listen to my body and give it 15 minutes of what it needs. I can commit to 15 minutes. It might be that it needs a wake up with a cardio blast. It might need 15 minutes of stretching on my foam roller. It might need 15 minutes of yoga. I’m sure some days when I’m feeling sassy, I might do a 15 minute tabata workout and just push until I can’t push any more. I want to do this to honor my body, this gift I have been given and view movement and exercise as more than a means to a goal.
Will you join me? I will post on Facebook what I do each day to honor this commitment and ask you to do the same. That’s it. Simple, but hoping this is another way for you and I to become healthier as a whole.