Stop: like Susan, I don’t really have anything I want to stop
Start: hopefully baby swimming classes with the little person… I just need the pools to re-open.
Continue: doing something physical almost every day even once I return to work in February. It’s going to be tricky because I’ll be busy and tired. Let’s see how it goes, I also don’t want it to become One More Thing I Have To Do (there are plenty of those already).
Bettina started blogging at Fit is a Feminist Issue in 2018. One of her first posts was Competitive Streak.
START. A new writing project, even if it’s picking back up an old one I abandoned for a while. And I have to add, that I thought of this answer yesterday and woke up this am thinking of how I wanted to revise my approach to a long-standing, never finished, project. As if just setting this intention in my mind, manifested a creative idea! Now to start. For real.
STOP. The negative self talk that can be like a ball and chain, preventing me from moving forward. Okay, if I’m honest, this is really just a “reduce”.
CONTINUE. The COVID habit my partner and I have developed of taking walks end of day or in the evening. It’s such a super treat to amble, something I’ve never been good at, because I’m either “working out” or “on my way somewhere”.
Mina joined us in 2018. Her first post was Riding over rocks and an appeal.
START incorporating a ten minute activity three times a day.
STOP allowing distractions to derail my work schedule.
CONTINUE my mindfulness practice at the end of every day.
Martha has been blogging here since 2015 and her first post was Getting my fit on my way.
START: going outside every single day for at least a 30 minute walk (I find myself doing way too much inside time during lockdown because now I have all the exercise equipment inside). Getting enough sleep. Eating more mindfully in the evenings.
STOP: ordering takeout that ends up with delivery costs that double the price of the food. Staying up too late.
CONTINUE: the writing project I started working on in the summer and lost track of during a super busy fall.
ALSO I am going to continue my quest to do every single Zwift route. That satisfies my unruly completist side lol. I have currently done 37 of the 76 available routes.
Cate, also known as fieldpoppy, has been blogging here since 2015. One of her first posts was The Lithe Old Lady Inside Me.
Start: My project for this year, in every area of my life, is to commit to working WITH my ADHD instead of trying to fight it. I’m tweaking everything, especially exercise plans, to make it easier to be consistent.
Stop: I’m stopping ‘exercise shopping’ – I save all these interesting-looking workouts in my bookmarks and in my FB saves but I don’t go back to them. If I am not planning to try them at a specific time, I refuse to continue to build up a ‘should’ file.
Continue: I will continue to take my dog, Khalee, out for a 20-30 minute walk each afternoon, no matter what the weather brings.
Christine started blogging here in 2017 and her first post was Training To Be Seen.