“What keeps you motivated to walk every day?”
I was asked this excellent question by an audience member at a speaking event last year. My response?
“I walk for 90-year-old me. I walk today for her—for the woman I’ll be tomorrow. Because I want to be walking when I’m 90 and beyond.”
This is absolutely one of my primary motivators for moving more throughout my day and taking a walk every day. However, it’s not the only motivator by far. In fact I have a much more immediate, incredibly satisfying, instant gratification motivation:
I feel better.
I feel better every time I walk. It’s that simple and yes, that self-serving. I like feeling better. I really like being able to get up and do something, on my own volition, that makes a significant difference in how I feel: physically, mentally, and spiritually.
That’s the beauty of walking.
Walking makes you feel better right away. This has been proven by countless researchers in a variety of areas. Walking boosts self-esteem and mood, resets your metabolism, refreshes your thinking, and renews your spirit. You can make yourself feel better by walking. You can chose walking every day as a way to feel better. And who doesn’t want to feel better? Because feeling better, is better.
FEEL BETTER TODAY. GO FOR A WALK.
PS Here’s how I can help:
Download my free e-book, The Truth About Women Walking, to learn more about how and why walking transforms your life.
Join the 1MWW movement on Patreon.
Hire me to speak at your next event!
Form a 1MWW Chapter at work, for your bookclub, for your professional group, for your women’s church group! Contact me and I’ll share the simple 1MWW Chapter Guidelines with you. Note: All members of your Chapter must be members of 1MWW on Patreon.