In November, we started Spring Training. Staying active and consistently exercising through the winter is challenging. It becomes more motivating when you realize you are doing it for a purpose, like to enjoy the activities you like to do on that first beautiful Spring day.
With are only five weeks until the first official day of Spring, it’s time to check in. Which direction are you heading in? Are you on the path to a Spring that starts with soreness and limitations or are you on the path to a Spring that allows you to do the activities you need and want to do with ease?
If your motivation has taken you off the path to an easy and enjoyable time in Spring, lets renew your energy for Spring Training.
Close your eyes and fast forward to the first beautiful day in Spring. Ask yourself the following:
- What do I want to be able to do in Spring?
- How do I want to feel?
- What do I need to do that activity – more strength, stamina, mobility?
- What is one thing I can do starting today that will tell my body to build more of that over the next five weeks?
The great news is, exercise does not need to take a lot of time, it only needs to be done consistently and your body will adapt. Starting your day with one set of an exercise that you know will improve your strength. Taking five to ten minutes before dinner to dance or walk. Before going to bed each night doing that one stretch that you know feels so good. These are so small you might think they are not worth it, but think again. It’s the natural laws of nature that they will work. Just like snow is designed to melt at a certain temperature, your body is designed to adapt to what you give it. Let it know you are in Spring Training and it will keep you on a path to a more enjoyable season ahead.
Keep Moving, Be Well, Think Spring!