Today’s AoM Journaling Challenge:
Decide on one positive habit you’d like to implement in your life. Whether seemingly mundane (like flossing) or perhaps life-altering (exercising every day), think of something you’d like to add to your life that will be beneficial. Then, think about the steps you’ll take to get there, and how you’ll keep yourself accountable.
This particular challenge gave me some pause. What could I add to my life that would be an overall positive? I decided that the most rational way to approach this challenge would be to build on something that I already do and add to it.
I started doing pole fitness during the summer and have been looking to get into a calisthenics-based conditioning routine like the one I used to follow in my early 20’s when I used to do martial arts and dance. Since this is a former routine that I would be returning to, I am hoping that it will make my fitness gains easier to come by in the beginning. I am looking to then add more challenging exercises to the routine to really push myself as I progress each month.
My goal is to strengthen my body enough by the time summer hits to get into a good flag and iron-X when doing pole and bar exercises. It’ll be tough with the upcoming schedule changes that will come in the spring so I’m going to have to really dedicate myself. Also, it will mean tackling my core, arms, back, and legs. I’ve broken out my foam roller and exercise mat.
I’m as ready as I’ll ever be.