LET’S DO IT
Focus on what we can do
This week we start the MOVE part of the Brilliant plan and begin with a focus on range-of-motion and flexibility moves that improve joint movement, flexibility and strength. Logically we know this will help but when we’re not feeling great, the mind can demotivate us from getting started. For sure there are times when we need to tune in and rest up but more often we need some tricks to get going and keep going. Taking one small step in the general direction can nudge us along the way.
The 30-second challenge
We can do anything for 30 seconds right? Take one of those ideas that you came up with in CHOOSE IT and let’s take the 30-second challenge together. Right now. Get up, stand up and move it. Anything for 30 seconds. Stretch, shake, dance… What? You think we’re joking? Seriously. You’ve got this. You have power over your mind and body. Ready. Steady. 30-seconds. GO! (It’s ok. We’ll wait. We’re doing it too.)
Create a plan and set a goal
Good job. Feel good about you. You just took a step towards a stronger, more flexible you. The 30-second challenge is a building block to get us started. Now it’s time to tune in and choose what kind of moves your body needs. You know your body best. You can create your own plan or get ideas in the Brilliant RANGE OF MOTION and FLEXIBILITY sections. Once you’ve decided what is good for you, set a move goal every day this week. Low ball it. Yeah. Ridiculously low. Build up day-by-day if only for a few seconds at a time. Feel good about you. You’ve got this.
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Take the 30-second challenge.
TODAY IS THE DAY
- What range of motion and/or flexibility moves would be good for your body?
- You can do anything for 30 seconds. Just get started.
- Remember to use your motivation and reward triggers.
YOU KNOW ITS GOOD FOR YOU
- How will you remind yourself to move more?
- Consider how can you make moving more fun.
- Note the effect. Rinse, repeat daily.
"I tell myself to cut the @$%* and get on with it"
If I didn't kick myself up the butt I'd come up with 100 reasons not to do it.
Toni, Chicago, IL
"I put music on that makes me want to move"
Tom, Phoenix, AZ
"I've set my alarm to a tune I move to"
Dani, Tampa, FL
"I reward myself"
Joy, Indianapolis, IN
"I make plans to move it with my wife and our friends"
It's more fun when it's social
Ron, New Buffalo, MI
"I'm getting more flexibility in my hands"
Carol, Milwaukee, WI
"My reward is how I feel afterwards"
Bill, St Joseph, MI