I’m five days into the month. I’ve hit 10,000-plus steps once. Yesterday. And that was after two trips to Lowes, one tour of Costco, and a stroll through Target. (We’re painting bunk beds for Max’s room, and I’m in charge of the bedding and get to help out in the other parts.)
But it’s not the physical that I’m finding difficult. I can walk. I did all of yesterday in cowboy boots and jeans. I can see that my body wants to move. But what is difficult is that I feel the pull of my responsibilities here at my computer. I’m building a web site for my freelance design and writing work. I’m kind of sucked into all the Facebook LookBack movies that my friends are posting. I’m blogging.
I’m feeling the pull of my previous, sedentary life.
But this is the thing about shattering habits. It’s not so easy. It takes thought and determination and strength. Even if all I’m doing is walking, I still have to shatter my habits and intentions.
And even as I feel the call of my couch and a good book or as much as I might want to scroll through Instagram one more time, I like this challenges because it is, well, a challenge. The movement feels good. It feels right to push myself out of my comfort zone, to stretch in a new direction. I like the simple, no fuss, physicality of this challenge. That feels good. And that’s where I’m focusing today.
I feel up to the challenge.