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Three Things From Christine

I tried to make this into a sensible, all-encompassing post with a unified message.

It didn’t work.

So, here are three fitness/wellness/self-care things that are on my mind right now:

1) Being in the in-between

I am feeling no need to try to be productive or to try and accomplish anything this week but I don’t want to fall into the mindless blah of the in-between.

Writing my daily ‘Making Space’ posts and taking walks with Khalee are just enough to keep my days from being too aimless while still being pretty chill.

A dog on a lit leash stands on snow.
Khalee and I like walking on the squishy snow on the path near my house. She sniffs it a lot more than I do, though. Image description: Khalee, my light-haired dog is on her LED leash the path at night. The snow is pitted with footprints from people and dogs.

2) 12 Days of Yoga

This has proven to be more challenging than I thought it would be. I have done yoga everyday but sometimes I am doing the practice from memory rather than going along with the video.

It’s not that I don’t have time and I am physically able to do it. I just have had some unexpected things crop up and I’m surprised at how tricky it has been to work around them and get the video on at a time when I can do it.

That being said, though, I am finding a real difference in how my hips feel when I do the circular sort of movement that Adriene demonstrates to get into extended child’s pose.

A small dog stretches on a purple yoga mat
I kind of wish Khalee would follow this dog’s example and do yoga on her own mat instead of trying to share mine! Image description: a small dog does a big stretch on a purple yoga mat

3) Making Space -> Go Team

Since December 1, I have been doing a daily ‘Making Space’ post to remind us to make space for ourselves in our own lives.

On January 1, I’m going to switch over to ‘Go Team’ daily posts. Those posts will be about encouraging you to be kind to yourself as you adopt new habits and routines in the new year.

Obviously, you can start a new habit or routine at any point in the year. But, since lots of people enjoy using January 1 as a starting point, I’m going to gather up a big bag of encouragement and travel along with you, handing it out like snacks on a road trip.

And, as always, I’ll be awarding gold stars for your efforts.

A gold star on a black background.
Just one of the many gold stars I have in store for you in January. Image description: a thinking gold star against a black background.

Sooooo, what have you been up to since last Tuesday?