I’m writing this on Monday afternoon instead of my usual Monday morning schedule. I had to be a bit flexible with my schedule to accommodate the needs of our child care provider. Flexibility was going to be my theme for February anyway so this morning’s schedule change was a nice coincidence.
My plan for February is to focus on increasing flexibility. My goal for the month is to spend at least five more minutes stretching every day than I currently do. I’m going to use the guided stretching routines that are available in the Peloton app. There are lots of other free apps available that offer guided stretching routines. If you need to improve your flexibility, join me in this challenge.
When I originally thought of this I was thinking about physical flexibility, but mental flexibility is important too. Five to ten minutes a day of deep, focused breathing could be what you need to get your mind sharp for the day or to reset after a stressful day. Or perhaps writing in a journal in for five minutes will get your mind in a place to flexible and sharp (that’s what does it for me). If you’ve never tried either of those things, give it a shot this month.
How did you do on your fitness challenge in January? I had three slip-ups on the junk-free January challenge. I didn’t hit my goal of 31 junk-free days. However, I still felt better for trying it.
Good luck with this month’s fitness challenge. I’m pulling for you!