13 - Move
PSA does not involve changing where you live.
What is “move”?
- Move your body! This can be anything from walking to crossfit. It doesn’t matter how you like to move, just find something you like. Or something easy that you don’t feel resistance to starting. Here are some ideas: walking, running, yoga, pilates, boxing, lifting weight, hiking, cleaning (yes cleaning!), basektball, soccer, ping pong. I think you get it now.
Why should I “move”?
- I really don’t think you need me to tell you the benefits of exercise, but if you don’t already have a regular workout routine, here’s why you should start by just moving your body. It will stick. I’m telling you, if you try to jump into an ambitious routine right away, it will not stick. I’ve been there. Many times. And honestly, the most important part is just building the habit. It’s so much easier to slowly expand a habit that you already have than to just dive in the deep end.
How do I “move”?
- Pick something you like doing and add a tiny amount of it everyday. For me this was yoga. At the time, when I was trying to add exercise back into my life, my goal was just to get onto my mat, even if only for 5 minutes. From there I moved to 30min then an hour, and before I knew it I had a well-balanced and varied workout routine. But start small, start by just moving your body. Make it a yes or no thing, “Did I move today?” And if you don’t know what you like, just try a few things. You’ll figure out pretty quickly what you have the least resistance to. If you really don’t know where to start, try getting outside and walking.
13 – Move your body. And when you’re moving every day head over to step 14.