How was your year with movement?
I know, it’s a big question. Between classes you took, thoughts you had, and injuries you may have faced, so much goes into a year of living in a body.
We’re now mid-way through December, and you’ve probably begun to hear goal-setting chatter. But before setting any major goals, I always like to reflect on the year that’s ending.
To help you dive deep, I’ve put together a short list of movement-related journal prompts.
If you’re like me, and aren’t really a journal person, consider thinking about them during your next walk, or chatting them through with a friend.
- What are you most proud of yourself for? When you think back throughout the year. When you think of something you’re proud of, what first comes to mind? It could be one instance, or something you’re proud of for doing consistently. Take a moment to appreciate your favorite win! Really soak it in.
- What’s something new you tried? It could be as simple as a variation of a stretch, or as big as signing up for the on-demand library. Something new we tried at FWV was co-hosting our first ever body-neutral bash! A lot of work went into pulling it off, but it was so wonderful to meet so many of you face-to-face.
- What’s something you did that scared you? Maybe you used the weights section for the first time at your gym, or maybe you set a boundary with a family member who was making fatphobic comments. Anything out of your comfort zone that you’re proud of! At FWV, we made the move to a new platform. It was really nerve-wracking, and there were many hurdles, but it was so worth it!
- What goals did you have this year? Did you accomplish them? Take some to review your list, and reflect on what you did and didn’t accomplish. It’s not a “failure” , just an indicator that you might need to modify your goal, or your approach. Maybe you said you’d wake up and stretch before work everyday, only to realize you much prefer stretching in the evening!
- What was your biggest roadblock, and is there anything you think you could do to work around it in 2023? If sticking to a schedule was too tough for you this year, consider joining a group for some accountability! (Pssst: our challenges will be launching soon.) Or, if chronic pain flare-ups get in between you and movement, consider having a tough-day back up plan. Like an arsenal of stretch classes you can do sitting down, or even laying in bed. (We have in-bed stretch videos in the on-demand library!)
Here’s to another year of reconnecting with our bodies, and discovering joyful movement.
See you in 2023!