This post is part of my 12 Mini Goals Challenge.

Small daily habits can make a big difference over the course of a few weeks, months, or even longer. In 2016, I am going to focus on a new habit or mini goal every month. 

The January Mini Goal: Daily Movement

 

While I get 45 minutes of cardio in a few days per week, I am realizing how little exercise I get on the days I don’t get a workout in. This is especially true in the middle of winter when there are many days that my daughters and I are in the house all day. I would be disappointed to see the number of steps I take some of those days.

My goal in January is to move for at least 10 minutes every day. This could be a quick walk outside, a short online workout video, or a few sets of burpees and other floor exercises. 

If you want to join me, print off the January Movement Tracker. Every day you meet your goal, place an X on the day.

Mini Goal 1: Daily Movement

Feel free to set your own daily goal. You can instead track the number of reps you are shooting for. You can track the number of steps you take each day. If variety is key to your exercise, list a few ideas of what activities you want to do throughout the month. It will help if you start the month with a list of ideas, so if you get bored you already have a few ideas written down.

Here are a few ideas to get started:

Check out the List of Free Online Fitness Resources and my Health & Wellness Printable Planner.

Read the list of over 30 ways to add fitness to your daily routine.

Over 30 ways to add fitness to your daily routine

I would love to have you join the 12 Mini Goals Challenge. Sign up for my mailing list if you want to be e-mailed the challenge each month. If we get to a month where the goal doesn’t fit into your life, you can always tweak it to be a mini goal that works for you.

12 MIni Goals Challenge: January Mini Goal: Daily Movement

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24 Comments on January Mini Goal: Daily Movement

  1. I love the idea of mini challenges! That way you focus on one goal at a time until you got it into your routine. I would love to have you link this up to my #GratitudeGoals linky.

    • I haven’t been tracking my steps, but I have a feeling mine would be so much less on off days! So I am hoping 10 minutes of exercise helps balance that out. Thanks for stopping by!

  2. What a great idea! I was just about to head outside for some fresh air and a walk to the park! So often I focus on training for a race, getting my weight down, or a set amount of miles. I really need to be active just to be active. I love the idea of tracking this daily. Thanks so much for the idea!

    • I definitely think that focusing on training for a race is a good thing! I just am realizing that I don’t get much activity on days I don’t workout, so I’m trying to add something to my “off” days.

  3. I love this idea! I need to find a way to keep myself accountable and this mini goal challenge looks like the perfect way! And I like the idea of focusing on one goal at a time. Sometimes we try to do too many things at the same time.

    • I agree that it’s easier to focus on just a goal or two at a time. Then hopefully they become habits and you don’t even have to think about it. :)

  4. Thank you so much! This is just what I needed to get me moving everyday. The beginning of December I had major surgery on my left foot and ankle, and because of the pain it’s been hard to find motivation to get up and get moving. Thanks again!
    -Melissa-

  5. I definitely need to be getting more exercise regularly. My goal is to start with 15 min on the treadmill and build from there. I just started this morning! Something I read recently help me. “I’m NOT going to feel more like it tomorrow!” Visiting from Women with Intention. Blessings!

  6. This is such a great idea! I really need to set some mini-challenges of my own. Thank you so much for sharing! Happy New Year and GOD bless you, beautiful friend! :-)

    • Running is the perfect way to start the morning! I always feel great when I start the day with a few miles. The weather doesn’t allow for that right now though. :)

  7. Hey Em! Just printed the January moving challenge. Great printable :) It’s so cliche’ to want to exercise and manage weight each January…but I really need to do both. With baby girl hitting 6 months soon there is no time like the present!! Thanks for the motivation…

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