Well here we are again. Spring which means summer which means swimming outside which means bathing suits which means cover ups which means unhealthy eating which means trying to lose weight.
OK, so now you know: sometimes my brain goes all over the place and that’s where it just went. In reality, it is spring and that does mean summer follows. I love living where I live: we’re at the base of a fresh water bay and that means great outdoor swimming!
Winter’s been a challenge this year, it’s been cold, really really cold and we’ve had mountains of snow. I’m kind of a fair weather fitness fan so I made the choice, good or bad, to not get out as much as my body needed. Now I suffer the consequences of that decision and I’m feeling like it’s an uphill battle to get myself back in shape.
But, here’s the cool thing about this: it IS an uphill climb and I don’t have to do it all at once. Yay! I’ve made a committment to get back into shape physically and mentally: working on my head, my heart and my hips!
You know what I’ve decided to do? For one week I run, just for 50 paces, every day. That felt manageable and realistic. The next week I’m going to add a little more to the routine and I’ll continue to do that each week. I’m not certain where I’ll end up, or when I’ll say “well that’s far enough” and that’s ok.
Have you ever done this? Felt stuck, found some sort of motivation and jumped on board, again, only to have the goal fall away after a few weeks? Me too! That’s why I’m loving this new way of being present to better health. No pressure and, honestly, I really am feeling better each day knowing that I’ve completed my daily goal.
How about you? Want to give it a try? It’s kinda easy and really fulfilling. If you have any questions or want some support just send me a note: I’m here to help!