THE 15-MINUTE WALKING CHALLENGE, YOU CAN DO THAT RIGHT?
Why do I ask you to focus on walking in the first place? You do it already, it’s easy to do, you don’t need special equipment to do it. You can do it anywhere, at any time and, if you don’t want people to look at you as you workout, they won’t know you are working out because you are just walking.
It has so many mental and physical benefits when you walk a certain way. It’s a major small win just waiting to happen! More importantly, you don’t have to stop anything or give anything up to do it. Instead, you are adding a conscious thought to something you do already.
You are creating a new habit and not trying to change an old one!
“Nothing Happens Till Something Moves” – Einstein
THE 15-MINUTE WALKING CHALLENGE
Walk like you are late for 15 minutes a day for a week. That’s it!
It can be in 5/10/or 15 minute slots but by the end of the day, you will have accumulated 15 minutes of fast walking.
Read this out loud and imagine this as you read;
“It’s as simple as putting one foot in front of the other. I Walk as if I’m late 3 times a day for 5 minutes at a time. Walk as if I’m late getting my heart rate up and feeling slightly out of breath. Walking faster than normal whenever I get the chance. I walk mindfully for 5 minutes. Walking purposefully 3 times a day. I put one foot in front of the other as quickly as I can. I walk and create small wins. Walk as if I’m late 3 times a day for 5 minutes at a time. 5 minutes fast walking is easy”.
Read that section again and place yourself in the picture, imagine yourself actually doing it. See yourself walking.
Now decide to do it, go out right now if it is convenient to do so, it’s only 5 minutes. Walk like you are late. Walk at a good pace with good technique. Creating the habit and the behaviour is not just reading it.
If you are not doing it now, then the next time you have the chance you will walk with purpose. A small win just by focusing and doing. A simple change to something you are already doing. Walking, but walking with focus and purpose. It is an easy step to make. Repeat the behaviour over a period of a week and feel the difference in your mind and body. You will notice a change in your fitness and a shift in your mindset. Your first easy small win. Let me know how you get on in the comments.