Hello-oh? Anybody out there?
I was away up north in a forest to witness the marriage of two dear friends of mine, and then I had a two-day technological snafu that nearly short-circuited my delicate brain matter, so it has taken me a while to announce the winner of my Fit-in 15 giveaway.
Just to refresh your memory about Fit-in 15:
Fit-in 15 has been developed by Canada’s Doctors of Chiropractic, experts in muscle and joint function, and champions of healthy living. They recognize that it can be hard to find time in a busy day to focus on physical activity. That’s why they created Fit-in 15, an easy and manageable way to start the habit. Once Fit-in 15 becomes a regular part of your day, you may find yourself fitting in more.
I have been using the website to encourage myself to continue to move my body every day, because I have gotten into the terrible habit of never moving ever, especially over the last year, and it has me worrying about my heart, lungs, bones, and my ability to live into an old age I can actually enjoy.
Since signing up for the motivational e-mails and keeping up with my progress calendar, I have been able to start forming a new habit for motion. I like moving. I really do now. Where I once thought that lazy was my natural state, I've now realized that that was just a physical depression brought on by lack of motion. Not being able to sit still for hours on end is still a bit of a novelty, but I think I can handle it. It's kind of a relief to discover energy I didn't know I had.
Would you like to know who random.org chose to win the iPod Shuffle and the $20 iTunes gift card? Drumroll, please...
Daysgoby! Drop by her website and offer your congratulations.
I urge the rest of you to head on over to Fit-in 15 and get into the daily habit of staying active. It does't take much — go for a photo walk, play on the equipment at the park, use soup cans as weights — and the extra energy that you'll find showing up in your life will be more than enough reward. I swear.