Flourishing Fitness Routine

Eleven days into 2019, my word of the year finds me settling into a fitness routine. I hope the seeds I am planting this month help my body to flourish as the year progresses.

A key goal I have is to close my exercise ring before noon and to have made substantial progress on my move ring, also. Intentionally taking care of this early in the day keeps me from the friendly 9:30 pm reminder that there is still time to close my move ring with a brisk 45 minute walk.

By 9:30 pm, I want to be snuggled in bed, not shivering in the cold trying to close my final ring. By 8:30 I want to be reading to Mae without worrying about having to go out for another walk afterwards.

To take care of this, I hook the laptop up to the TV in the living room, push the dog bed aside, and do Refit video playlist workouts on YouTube. It has been working for me this week, which is why I have the courage to post about exercise today!

This is what I did this morning.

On Tuesday evenings I attend a live class led by Betsy Dean. It is such a kind space for my body, mind, and spirit. I love live workouts. They have been a part of my story since here.

In addition to the cardio fitness piece, I begin my days practicing Yoga with Adriene.

I find that yoga helps me connect with my body and breath and increase strength and flexibility. I fell off of my regular yoga routine sometime last summer and decided to use January to find a new one.

So there you have one way that my year is starting to flourish. I am taking it day by day, trying not to think too far ahead; holding loosely, yet with intention. It is work, much like cultivating the ground for a garden or laying the foundation for a building.

What about you, Dear Reader? How are you doing 11 days into the year? Did you choose a word or set a goal? I would love to see you in this space or over on the Facebook Page. Check in and say hi! I am grateful for your presence.

4 thoughts on “Flourishing Fitness Routine

  1. Barbara

    I love that you share “real” moments of your life and the day by day struggle that it can sometimes be – even making ourselves exercise or finding time in our day to exercise. Thank you for your genuine honest heart!

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    1. Julie Post author

      Thank you for your encouragement to write about the real. I felt some resistance in writing about this topic but thought it would be good to record if for no other reason than to remember. The struggle is certainly real, as is your kindness, Friend.

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  2. Theresa Howard

    Your attitude about caring for your body, soul and mind is inspiring. My word for 2019 is “calm”.
    I want to live with a pleasant presence. I choose not to get caught up in the stress and chaos of the time, but want to cultivate a calm confidence in the moment.

    Reply

Thanks for heart-composting with me! I appreciate your words.

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