It's challenge time.
I have always been very goal oriented. Knowing the end result helps me figure out the steps to get there. It's why I can never find the motivation to run more than five miles when I'm not training for a race and it's why I am forever making check-lists. There's something really satisfying and motivating to me about completing a task. With February on its way (seriously, how is it already the second month of 2013?!), I have decided on the challenge:
a month of movement
challenge: engage in some form of activity every day of the month of February.
challenge part II: try four new activities (one per week)
challenge part III: (hopefully) find some motivation along the way
In addition to reclaiming some of my exercise mojo, I'm hoping to use this as a way to spend more time with my friends. I am truly lucky to have some wonderfully athletic people in my life. This is a way to expose myself to activities that I wouldn't have otherwise considered as an option.
As a way to document my progress, and to keep me honest, I've got a February calendar that I'll use to plan my activities. It's pretty bare right now, but I know that it will fill up rather quickly. Purple will be used for the new activities, two of which I already have finalized. I'm going to Pilates this Saturday with my friend Alett, and doing a trapeze lesson on the 15th with Julia. Still taking suggestions for other "new" activities. Some ideas I've had have been salsa dancing or hooping.