We’re at that stage of the month where many of our #walk400 participants will start to do one of two things;
1) They will realise that walking more is making them feel really good, and find ways to prioritise and keep going with it
2) They will quietly slip away from the group, and stop making the time for themselves.
Wisdom is that it takes three weeks to break a habit. As a 20 year smoker who quite last September I can tell you that isn’t always true, but let’s go with the idea that the converse IS true: that it takes three weeks to create a habit.
We’ve been walking for around three weeks now. Most of you who are new to moving will be at the crossroads where YOU decide the value of it within your life. You might be starting to see and feel the physical benefits (which increase greatly the longer you go on) and maybe you are reaping some emotional rewards as well.
But it is still easy to put yourself back at the bottom of the list. I know, I’ve spent a long time doing that too.
Here’s the thing that gets me out the door every morning right now, even when it is crazy hot… I am worth it.
That half hour of repetitive motion can be enough to set my mood for the entire day. I may walk out the door cranky at everyone but I’ve never walked back in feeling that way.
My family deserve a wife and Mum who is calm and happy and feels good about herself.
Your family does too.
Do you feel like you are embracing the moving habit? If you are finding it tricky, pop into the forums and yell out… we’ve all been there too and want to support your moving journey!
To help support this new fabulous habit of yours, we will be sharing two new challenges for February. Be sure to check in next weekend to find out more about those!
And congratulations Amy (Mrs Smyth) you’ve won our She Science gift voucher this week! Thanks for sharing such fabulous #walk400 photos and joining in the forums with us!
With just over a week to go, will you reach your 400 minutes?