I am not one for "resolutions". I don't believe you have to wait for the calendar to change to make changes in your life.
With that being said, I am picking up where I (sort of) left off a few months ago.
I am continuing my commitment to MOVE EVERY DAY in 2011. For those of you that don't know, it means I vow to move every day for at least 30 minutes.
It can be walking, running, a class at the gym, a machine at the gym, cycling, a Crossfit WOD, a hike, skiing, backpacking, golf, bowling. I think you get it. Anything that gets me up and moving for at least 30 minutes every single day.
I was able to do this last year, up to (and including) the day of my surgery - October 1st. The first few days after my surgery, naturally, it was a bit more difficult. But you know what? Eight days later, I walked around the block. Three days after my surgery, I was using a friend's Total Gym in my garage to do upper body workouts. I was doing push-ups, sit-ups and planks on my living room floor. I got creative and did whatever I could to move my body.
All the while, knowing I had an excellent excuse not to.
I'm not sure if I'm going to have my other foot operated on this year or not but I'm not going to let that stop me now. I can only take one day at a time.
Do any of you think this is something you can do? Can you commit to doing something, ANYTHING for 30 minutes a day this year? I will do it alone if I have to, but it would sure be nice to have some company this year. Come on and join me, you won't regret it. ;)
01/01 - 2 mile walk, 1.65 mile walk
01/02 - 1 mile run, "Boot Camp" class at the gym, 1 mile walk