There’s a new movement taking over the world. Ok, maybe not the world (yet), but the healthy living community, and there’s no better time but NOW to get involved. It’s the What You Can When You Can (#wycwyc) movement. The idea is simple. You do #wycwyc in terms of living a healthy life. You don’t feel bad about anything. You do your best. That’s that. And it’s pretty awesome. Just like you. And me.
The other weekend I went out for a run. Long run? No. Two miles with some walking in between as I stopped at my friend’s house to see her baby and ask her to snap a photo (or five). Two miles may not be much, but it sure is better than nothing! #wycwyc
Where did the #wycwyc movement come from? Two geniuses, Carla and Roni.
Carla is a wise, wise woman who writes posts that constantly resonate with me. She’s real, she’s smart, she’s funny, and she has a magnificent outlook on life. Carla is a momma, part of the “tribe,” and a kind soul whom I hope to meet someday as we’ve already connected through the blogosphere. I look up to Carla and she inspires me in many ways. Roni, I’m not as familiar with, but she’s accomplished a lot and has a large following, so she must know what she’s doing.
Their book, What You Can When You Can, is available to order NOW… on Amazon and other retailers. No matter where you are in your healthy living journey, whether you’re just starting, thinking about starting, or doing pretty well, you should get a copy of this book in your hands (or on your Kindle). The gist?
What You Can When You Can (#wycwyc) is a book, a movement, a mindset, and a lifestyle – one that harnesses the power of small steps to let you achieve your health and fitness goals on YOUR terms. The #wycwyc (pronounced “wickwick”) philosophy applies to anything and everything that contributes to a healthy, happy life: nutrition, exercise, physical and mental rejuvenation, and so much more!
Some additional recent #wycwyc moments for me:
Spending time with family and eating pizza for dinner. Healthy pizza? No, cheesy thin crust (St. Louis style!) Imo’s pizza of absolute deliciousness. Stressing that it’s not healthy? Nope! #wycwyc! Knowing I started my day with my greens and making mostly other healthy choices throughout the day, having pizza for dinner occasionally is no big deal. And neither is the cookie. Or any of the other desserts that followed.
Linking up with Becky for Treat Yourself Tuesday as this is a movement I truly believe in. While Carla is a friend and I support her and her endeavors, I paid for the book and am not receiving any sort of compensation or benefits for posting about it.
Not fitting in an hour-long workout on a regular basis because of this:
As much as I love working out, I love my baby more. After not being with him all day long, I can’t put him in gym day care or leave him at school longer so I can workout. Instead, I do #wycwyc. This may mean a set of lunges here, a few push-ups there, or maybe “nothing” at all. This face is more important. This is not to say I don’t place any emphasis on working out. I do want to be a strong and healthy role model for baby William. It’s all about finding that balance, and it’s all about #wycwyc.
Which brings me to my next #wycwyc…
While I may not have time to go to the gym for an hour a day, I do what I can when I can. Twice a week my school hosts morning workouts before the kids come. They are quick fifteen minute workouts. One incentive is to wear workout clothes all day, and another promotes community among our staff. I love both reasons, but I also love that it is a chance for me to workout, even if it is just for fifteen minutes. #wycwyc and it’s fifteen more minutes than I would do otherwise! Better than nothing!
Are you getting in on the movement? Tell me a #wycwyc moment for you!