Monday, November 24, 2008
I thought this comic was very well representative of my current state of being (not to mention the state of the economy!)
The hazards of working at a desk job are many fold... but the 2 big ones are
a) growing a big A$$ and 2) building BAD POSTURE!
I have since combatted problem 1 (losing 25 pounds sure has reshaped my backside!)
But the posture problem still plagues me! ...Now more then ever!
My chiropractor mentioned I have a pretty pronouned forward slump (shoulders cave in). He suggest that there are many factors that have attributed to this: sitting in a desk all day, being a woman (top heavy), lifting weights (to a smaller degree but this sure has helped to pronounce some of my muscular imbalances), etc!
I never really paid much attention to this, until this weekend. the friend that I was out shopping with physically pryed my shoulders back and said "Woah girl... you need to STOP slouching!"
...I was doing it without even knowing it! Ugh!
Bad posture is UGLY... and I don't want to be ugly... especially as I get older!
It's frustrating though because I already DO yoga... actually do so many things that they say will help to improve your body awareness as well as your posture! I feel like "What else can I do besides get adjusted?" I guess I have to think outside the box on this issue and really become aware of where my shoulders are at all times!
So, if you meet me on the street today and I'm not walking tall and proud (which will probably be the case!), please, don't hesitate to give me a friendly reminder to "Stand straight, Girl Friend!" The more I'm reminded, the more I'll do it and the more it will become a new habit to stand tall and straight!