Happy New Year! I love the first few weeks of January. Many people are still riding high on the festivities of the holidays and there is an air of hopefulness as people set goals and plan the improvements they're going to make in this brand new year — this blank slate.
For me, on a physical level, this year is about being gentle to my body. Over the past few years, I've continued to test my physical limits, without taking the time to understand those limits. I'm hoping that if I put the time into understanding my body and its physical boundaries, I will take better care to not recklessly push it until it breaks. So, I found a mantra for the year (because important things need a mantra):
"If you accept your limitations, you go beyond them."
I encourage you to join me. I don't think it's going to be easy and I know it's going to take time that I might want to be spending on other activities, but I believe it will be worth it.
I plan to spend a lot - I mean, A LOT more time on mobility. This is critical. Using mobility to improve range of motion and flexibility, while also using it to repair muscles is going to make a big impact on my performance.
To do this, I'm committing to performing at least one mobility exercise Every. Single. Day. You should do it, too. I'll make it easy — I've created a 30 Day Mobility Challenge. All you have to do is sign up and you will receive a mobility exercise in your inbox, every day, for 30 days.
Do it with me! Let's get mobile and through this challenge, begin to understand our bodies and accept our limitations for what they are, so we can become even more kick-ass.