Today is the 8th day of the Movement Project. From comments on the facebook page and here on the blog, I see that people are running and walking and doing yoga and lifting weights and swinging kettlebells. Everyone is going a great job! Have you moved every single day for the last week?
If your answer is yes, congrats! We're almost a third of the way through and you're rocking! If your answer is no, don't worry about it. You haven't failed. Really.
If you're having trouble moving everyday, let's figure out why. Answer the following questions:
- Did you schedule your exercise? Was your schedule realistic?
- What activities did you pick? Did those activities fit comfortably into the time frame you scheduled?
- Did you find a way to keep yourself accountable with a friend, a journal, or by posting on the FoodWise Facebook page?
Based on the answers to those questions, where did you fall off the wagon? How can you change your current behavior to meet your movement goals?
Let me reiterate, if you didn't move everyday last week YOU HAVE NOT FAILED. Change is difficult and there will be bumps in the road. The most important thing you can do is be kind as you enter into this period of transition--do not chastise yourself. Most of us would never berate another person the way we berate ourselves! Besides, far more important than playing the blame game is figuring out what to change so you can succeed and try again.
If at first you don't succeed, try, try again. Don't give up too easily; persistence pays off in the end.