You got Randy the "Not Ready Rhino!". The rhino represents the pre-contemplation stage of change. Essentially you are not ready to add regular movement into your routine in the foreseeable future for a variety of reasons. You might not have all the information you need or know enough about the benefits of adding regular movement into your life. You might be under the impression adding movement is not a possibility in your current lifestyle. It's important to know that healthy change is possible and it's okay that you are not quite ready to make that change right away - just know that change is achievable.
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You got the Camel! The camel refers to the contemplation stage of change. This is where you are weighing the pros and cons of adding movement into your life. In this stage the pros and cons of adding regular movement hold equal weight in the decision making process. You probably are not ready to commit to adding movement into your routine yet, but you do understand that it could be beneficial to your life. It's okay that you're not making a change yet. Just know that it IS possible for you to do so in a healthy productive way!
You got the Poodle with a Plan! The poodle represents the preparation stage of change. This is when you intend to take action in the immediate future. You are preparing to integrate movement into your life in a successful way . You are gathering the information and supplies in order to make the transition easier and fun. You are doing things like researching easy activities to do, putting aside times you can get active, setting healthy goals, or finding people to get involved to make the process more fun. Within the next few weeks you are ready to implement the information you found. Way to go!!
You got the Action Aardvark! It sounds like you have already made the decision to make positive change in your life and acted on it. You have already prepared yourself with the research and tools to make adding movement into your life an easier process. Ready set go. Just remember, healthy maintenance is important after any major changes!
You got the manatee! The manatee represents the maintenance stage of change. Congratulations, you made the commitment to start adding regular movement into your life! Now that you started, you are working to maintain that progress. It is important to know that this maintenance process might last for a few months, for years, or for the rest of your life. You are making adjustments to your original plan when your life/schedule changes. You might not always be able to keep up with an exercise routine or you could get bored with the original activities you planned out. But it’s important to know that these adjustments are part of the process. Know that relapse can happen in this stage and that does not mean you failed - sometimes it is just a part of the journey and that is okay! For the most success, surround yourself with a support system!