|Because moving makes you feel AWESOME.|
I mentioned a couple of weeks ago that I plan to be buff by Summer. Because life is life, adhering to strict guidelines and plans just does not work for me, and I suspect I'm not the only one.
So I had this idea, and I'm wondering would you like to join me?
There are three months of Spring. My favourite season, oh glorious Spring.
My plan is to commit to a certain number of minutes exercise for each month of Spring. This isn't about calories or weight loss plans or anything like that, this is about moving more and feeling good. It is also about being held accountable because as the past months have proven I sometimes need someone to give me a bit of a push in order to keep moving.
My thought is that only you know the circumstances of your own life, therefore only you know what is actually possible. I want you to think about how many minutes you could exercise for in a month, then add a little bit.
So for instance, I want to commit to at least three 45 minute sessions each week. 3 x 45 x 4 = 540 minutes. So I'm gonna add another 60 minutes (which is only an extra 15 minutes per week) and commit to 600 minutes of exercise for September.
For me, I want to run. I need to get back into it. But because I have
The idea is to commit that time for yourself. Not competitive. Not restricted by ability level. Just saying "I am worth this time and effort." and feeling better about yourself for it.
I'm calling it Operation MOVE.
And because I sometimes need a little extrinsic motivation (maybe you do too?) I've been talking to the generous people at RedBalloon, who are offering some amazing prizes each month for those of you who want to join in. I have some really exciting RedBalloon experiences of my own to share in the next six months, and wanted you to be able to have some too!
So what say you? Do you want to be your very best self by Summer?
Here's what you need to do. Next Friday I will be sharing my own commitment, as well as detailing what you might win if you choose to take part.
During this week you need to work out how many minutes you will commit to. If you can commit to 100 minutes for September, that is excellent! Maybe you want to aim for 300, go you! This is about YOUR life and YOUR commitment, and we are here to support that.
Next week you can post your commitment on your own blog if you have one, or leave a message in the comments here. Each week we will update with how we are going towards our targets and how we are feeling about it all.
Are you in? Are you ready to MOVE?