So now's about the time when everyone starts to think about panicking...not actually panicking yet, but thinking about it. You're probably shitting there thinking, huh? What the heck does she mean...let me explain.
You've been sitting there for the past few months, doing a lot of nothing, being tired, being sick being, sick and tired and only having a little in reserve to get through your working day.
THEN, the sun comes out just a little even though its freezing and you say -
"What a beautiful day! Soon it will be warm enough to take my jumper off. Oh dear, probably should start cutting back non those wines. I wonder if I'll fit into last years swimmers, will I be in enough shape to actually surf this summer? I'll start thinking about it in Spring, start of Spring, yep then"
THAT'S WHAT I'M TALKING ABOUT...and you know what....its OK!
One thing I love about Chinese Medicine (stay with me here...) is the way it honors the colder months. It's considered sacrilidge to "push through" the colder months depleting ourselves, then rocket launching into Spring and Summer to go even harder again. Bring on an imminent crash at the back end of Summer!
Winter is suppose to be a time to regenerate, for staying warm, getting rest and building your immune system. Now I'm not saying be a slob and sit on your tookus everyday, but this isa much more sustainable approach to living a healthy lifestyle, following the eb and flow of the seasons.
BACK TO YOUR AUGUST ATTACK PLAN...
DON"T attack it :) Instead think of your body like a house, it's been a while since you've de-cobwebbed the corners. This time you're going to lighten the load of an impending Spring Clean by giving doing just a little of the work now.
August is about dusting off the cobwebs and taking your time doing it. If you've completely lost your motivational mojo, start with these steps -
- Commit to walking each morning for about 30 minutes
- Schedule in 2 moderate intensity sessions (this could be a Hike, Bike Ride, Climbing session, surf session, get creative)
- If you're going to surf, go for 3 waves or 40 minutes (whatever comes first!)
- Schedule in 1 training session, yes just 1! (preferably Core) Check out http://surfstyletraining.com.au for some workouts!