Today is National Hummingbird and Butterfly Day. Recently, hummingbirds have become a special animal to me and ZooFit. In fact, I’ll be launching my Hummingbird online group class early in 2020, helping us do what we can for our well-being, and the environment. Each Charm (group of hummingbirds) will have 6-10 members to support and encourage each other. We will learn simple ways to connect fitness and wellness to conservation, and motivate each other to do our best, to be the best version of ourselves. “We do what we can, but we shine a little brighter when we do what we can together.”
So, to honor this special animal today, I invite each of you to “do what you can”. Do something challenging. Do something easy. But practice being a hummingbird on a day which celebrates them.
For me? I’m going back to beautiful Mount Baker and bringing a friend. Connecting to the earth in a healthy way and experiencing nature is a wonderful way to spend a day. Spending it with friends and loved ones makes it even more special.
Want an idea?
Activities for National Hummingbird Day
- Foam roll your joints and muscles
- Go for a walk
- Make a craft from Reuse, Recycle, Reduce Your Waist.
- Try a Conservation Fitness Campaign
- 96 Elephants- hold a 96-second plank
- Rainforest Challenge- 72 Tree T-Twist Plank
- Single-Use Plastic Campaign- Count the pieces of throw-away plastic you use today, and then perform that many push-ups
- Carbon Tax Challenge- tally up your Carbon Tax. Pay the dollars in burpees.
- Visit a zoo or aquarium
- Sign up for a 5K Fun Run
- Spend an hour outside
- Pretend you are an out of town visitor in your hometown
Thank you, hummingbirds (and butterflies). Your lives inspire me to always be the best I can. Inspiring others to bring light, love, and beauty to the world around us.