Once upon a time, I signed up to do 31 days of posts about movement. I outlined all my daily posts with care in order to be assured that no day would go by when I would be at a loss for something to do.
Then I made plans to go to my parents’ house for the weekend.
To say that my plan to add movement to every day derailed the last five days would not be completely accurate. I worked in some movement every day. It was not, however, the movement that I planned. It was movement that I had already done (and thus written about) before, so I had no words to say. Well, I had few words to say. So I’m compiling them in a cheaty post here.
Day 16 – Thursday
Original plan: arm workout with dumbbells. Revised plan: spend half an hour searching for dumbbells, fail to find them, give up, and just do the Tracy Anderson routine from Day 9.
Day 17 – Friday
Original plan: salsa dance party! Revised plan: morning stretches, frantic cleaning/packing, bedtime stretches.
Day 18 – Saturday
Original plan: vaguely titled “A Day on the Farm.” Revised plan: still a day on the farm, but instead of the gardening and dog-chasing, it was spent traipsing through fields, taking pictures, and stretching at night.
And look how pretty!
Day 19 – Sunday
Original plan: accelerated Pilates. Revised plan: the Mari Windsor video again.
Day 20 – Monday
Original plan: go to the gym. Revised plan: lol – not gym (in fact, as that plan holds zero appeal for me, it might get nixed altogether) but a nice walk around the neighborhood.
What I have learned from this is that the most important guideline for everyday movement is flexibility. That’s what I’m calling this little detour.