Seven Words

Daily Movement Prompts, Friday, September 15, 2017

I was reading an article in which the person participating in a variety of workouts quotes her trainer who said, “I want to see if you can do XYZ…” And that was a turning point for her. Those seven words, “I want to see if I can…” changed her outlook on her movement and activities.

Someone was recently quizzing me about my various athletic interests and they were completely baffled about why I would ever want to do running long distances. And I said, “Because I want to personally see if I can do a ‘Big Thing’ that I set out to do.” There’s no particular reason for some of my interests. They are completely rooted in, “I wonder if I can.”

And it goes beyond wondering. Picking a challenge for myself and pursuing it for myself can give me a strong sense of personal accomplishment. It’s not for the Instagram hits or the blog posts, but just because I want to see if I can.

How are you moving today? How are you moving tomorrow? Is there something you’d like to see yourself do?