There’s been a snow and ice storm here in Charleston, South Carolina. School has been canceled. The bridges have been closed. Jim Cantore has been in town. And you know the weather is serious when he shows up. We’ve been socked in and bundled up. And I’ve come to realize a couple of things.
First, I’m not made for cold weather. A couple of seconds outside in snowy weather and I’m looking for a cup of hot chocolate and a warm blanket. The second thing I’ve come to realize is that I’ve gotten used to being very still. And that’s not a good thing.
I’ve been at my desk working on web sites and blogs and business plans and brainstorming. And I’ve been on the couch to watch movies and snuggle with my kiddos. And I’ve been, well, unmoved. I do get to yoga, and I run my errands. but I’m not nearly active enough, and I’m sure that I haven’t been anywhere close to my recommended 10,000 steps at day for a while now.
And I feel it. I’m always tried. I’m sore. I’m slow in body and mind. I am irritable and short. All I just don’t feel good. And I want to. I know that diet and exercise are so essential to my feeling well. I don’t know why they’re the first things to slip when I get busy or distracted.
So for these 30 Days, I’m going to work hard to take my 10,000 steps a day. I’ll be walking the dog and the kids or the dogs and the kids. I’ll be parking at the end of the parking lot and working hard to move when before I would be sitting. It might mean more yoga or waking up earlier. It will probably mean a lot more time out in the cold. (But, thankfully, I shouldn’t have to deal with any more snow).
It will be a busy busy month, which are always the best kind. I’ll be sharing my day-to-day photos and happenings on Facebook, G+, and Instagram. I’m supporting Wendy and World Cancer Day early next week. And look for my Adventures in Pinterest on February 28th, of course.
How will you change in these 30 Days?
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