What would it look like to be intentional in movement for 30 days? Especially in the holiday season?
I know that many people do what is called a “Run Streak” but to be honest, I am not about that. I know that running each and every day is not the best for me and rest is really important. But what would it look like to be intentional in movement? Going for a run a few days a week and intentionally walking on the days I do not run?
When we run we use one set of muscles and when we walk we use a different set. When we lift we challenge our strength and when we do cross training we are building stronger bodies. And when we do yoga and stretching we are recognizing that we are in need of taking care of our bodies and reflecting.
While being in my off season I have realized that I am not as intentional with my movement as I am during the running season. I don’t run as often as I was. I am attempting to do more CrossFit, but reality shows me that this is limited as well. I am battling a feisty body that has decided to allow certain pain to creep in and come and go. The last few weeks have proven to me that my movement is not my top priority. And for the last few weeks of the year I want to change that.
For the next 30 days I am going to do an intentional movement streak. You might think of this as a run streak, but do know that in no way am I running each and every day for 30 days. I am pretty sure my PT’s will not be happy with me if I attempt to do that. But what I am going to do is be more active. It is easy this time of year to push everything off that I would normally do. To not go to the gym, to not run because it is raining, to not go for a walk because its dark. But my goal is to move. To be present each day for myself. So wither it is running, lifting, swimming, stretching, or walking, I am going to show up for the next 30 days and prove to myself that I can be active in one of the more difficult seasons of the year.
What do YOU think of this? Have you done a streak of any sort? Did you have a good or bad experience? Would you want to join me in this intentional movement streak? See what could happen over the next 30 days?
Until next time
-Be Fearless, Go Boldly