Who remembers comment commit?
Here’s a refresher; comment commit is something I’ve done a few times on Gracefulfitness as a way of creating a supportive environment of accountability to our workout plans. I post my exercise plan in the morning and encourage you to do the same in the comments section of the post. By virtue of sharing our workout plans we inspire and motivate each other and by putting it down in writing we commit ourselves.
My personal workout ‘plan’ ebbs and flows. Sometimes I love to map out my workout goals for the month ahead and other times I just like to see what each day brings without really looking at the big picture. I’ve been doing the latter for the last two months and while it’s felt pretty good and I’ve remained active, I am ready for a plan. The main issue is that I haven’t been pushing myself very hard and I miss that feeling. I also miss the big picture, when I chart my workout I get a sense of success when I look back over a months worth of activity.
I’ve made myself a plan for the next 5 weeks and I look forward to seeing the days fill up with walking, running, Pilates, yoga, dancing, and strength training.
So how does this relate to comment commit? I love publicly declaring my workout goals and find that it really helps motivate me to read about other people’s goals and accomplishments so I’m starting a Twitter hashtag to do just that!
#iwillmovetoday is a place to find motivation to reach your goal, to boast about your successes, to commit to your workout in writing, to give and receive virtual high-fives, and to inspire others to move. No ‘plan’ is to small or too large! Is your goal to get up from your desk every 20 minutes? Good for you! Sharing moving goals is the goal, whether it’s marathon training or light desk stretching, say #iwillmovetoday!
Today will be a squeeze for me to accomplish my goal. Thankfully, I am teaching two dance classes and a Pilates class so I have some movement built into work. My personal goal is a quick, full body strength workout, which looks like it may have to happen behind my desk between checking in patients.
Do you plan your workouts ahead or take it one day at a time? Even when I don’t have a plan I find it pretty easy to motivate myself to move, I just love it, but I usually don’t log as many minutes or as much intensity as when I plan ahead.
Join me and say #iwillmovetoday!
This morning I loaded firewood onto the tractor before breakfast. Most of the day will be sitting in cars and planes and airports. This evening I will be swimming at your grandparents home.
Safe travels and enjoy the pool!
I love this! 😀 And I’m like you – I don’t typically have a plan, but I know I will workout somehow because I LOVE to move. My schedule isn’t regular, so I’m thankful that I’m able to wait until the warmest part of the day to run or choose not to if it’s snowy and I’d rather get in a total body workout at home. Today it’ll likely be a run! Here’s to #iwillmovetoday – Great idea!
Sarah (I Dream of Beets)
I love this! However, I have the opposite issue – I don’t know when to take a break and then work myself into injury. For example, I am suffering from MAJOR plantar faciitis. I couldn’t put weight on my foot all on Sunday. And yet…I went running on Monday, Tuesday, and today. I am going to a PT on Monday, so hopefully they’ll force me to not run:)
I will go to step class after work and I will use 2 risers. YAY!
hmm, looks like i might need to get on twitter more. i don’t have a smartphone, so it doesn’t always make a lot of sense for me to use it. i’d love to participate though!
I don’t have a smart phone either and although I’ve had a twitter account for a while I feel like I am just starting to understand the concept of it. Social media is not my strong suit…
eryka@this is my happily every after
I love this! I’m more of a planner when it comes to fitness. In fact, I’ve had 12 weeks planned ahead since January, and I’ve posted my workouts each week. See here: http://www.erykacherise.com/p/fitness.html
Planning seems to give me peace of mind. And today I plan to get 45 minutes of cardio in on the treadmill (a bit of incline walking and running!)