Not too long ago, I mentioned the virtual Optimize Local Zoom group I joined.
It was such an epic hangout.
I’m still beaming from the download of Love (and Wisdom + Self-Mastery + Courage + …).
Seriously. It VERY MUCH reminded me of where I got to hang out with 500+ of our inaugural Optimize Coaches—which will always be a highlight of my life.
There’s just something magical about getting together with people who share your values and are playing the same game with the same intense commitment to play it well.
And, of course, as we’ve discussed many (!) times, the fastest way to Optimize your life ISN’T the Wisdom side of things per se. It’s the COMMUNITY side of things. Join a Community with super-high standards and BOOM!—the best you is more likely to join the party.
With COVID-19 taking over the world and creating the need for social distancing, we’ve pressed pause on our offline Optimize Local initiative. But… And I have goosebumps as I type this, we WILL be leaning back into that when the time is right. (I still can’t believe we had Optimizers from over 75 countries and 750 cities around the world who raised their hands to get involved.)
For now, you can .
That’s not quite the point of this +1.
Today I want to chat about one of the little things that came up in our chat.
One of our beloved Coaches shared how her fundamentals slipped a bit when COVID hit and she felt it. Then her Optimize Buddy challenged her to get her step count back up. So, she re-started her morning walk-hikes. And it changed her life.
Then she wound up walking more and more and pretty soon she was, in her Optimize Buddy’s words, kicking his butt—and he loved it!
I can’t remember the exact number of steps she said she was getting but I do remember the fact that she shared a WEEKLY stat. I was struck by the fact that you could have fun measuring your steps by both the DAY and the WEEK.
Of course, it’s obvious when I type that out but I always thought of my 10,000+ steps per day and never really thought about it on a weekly basis other than looking at the average daily count over the last week that my Suunto watch shares with me.
But, what’s a target a little beyond that?
Suunto tells me that my current 7-day average number of steps is —which is a) pretty ridiculous (lol) and b) a reflection of just how much I love walking on our new Trail multiple times per day—it’s the PERFECT oscillating reboot.
Isn’t that a beautiful, round number?
Wanna go to the next level with your step count and movement throughout the day and join me?!
No pressure (seriously) as I know we all have different constraints in our realities and different things that fire us up.
Let’s remember this wisdom from and make sure we’re on the right side of these stats:
Other experiments in the U.S. and UK have forced moderately active adults to become sedentary for a period of time, only to watch their well-being wither.
Here’s to the Wisdom of knowing that movement matters and the Self-Mastery to go out and practice our philosophy when it matters most…