I’m not a fitness fanatic, but I am open to actions that might delay the inevitable. That’s why I signed up for (and wrote about my commitment to) The New York Times 30-Day Well-Challenge. I added its prescribed six-minute daily workout to my morning routine.
At least once each week, there was a day without exercise. Instead, the challenge was a meditation or a discussion with a loved one.
Monday was the 30th and final day. On Tuesday morning, I missed it. I had grown used to the mellifluous voice supporting me through each movement.
I have not changed my regular exercise routine. But my attitude has changed. Rather than exercise to get it over with, I am more mindful as I do it. One day our assignment was to take a mindful walk. I walk all the time, but now, I try to make walking a meditation.
Will this last? Maybe.
You can try it here.