Monday, January 20, 2014
Check out these easy leg lifts, Day 13 assignment:
I didn't do the leg lifts yesterday, because I'd done fifty lunges [modified] during the days and my thighs were hurting. I am going to do them today, and try to remember them, 'cause they're a handy tool when you've been sitting all day and haven't exercised.
The good news is I've been consistent with exercise so many days that I'm now getting antsy when I've been too lazy. I love that feeling, don't you?
I've had a busy day today. Visit with a good friend and then a vocal lesson, which takes three hours because of the drive distance. So.... voice is back, muscles are fired up and it's only 6:20 p.m. Just got back from a walk. The temperature here is about 60°, perfect for a good walk.
Day 14 - Make time for exercise. I satisfied that with the above walk, planned for in the middle of a busy day. We're packing for our next trip to Missouri, and any "off" time seems to make me a little antsy, with the feeling I should be staying on the task of getting things ready to pack.
Saturday, January 18, 2014
I've missed a day, so I'll talk about day 11, which was to concentrate on relaxation techniques. I've been doing a morning yoga routine for several years, and have trained myself to know how to relax. As I did my routine this morning, I noticed how much my body needed it, especially after a two day absence. The first thing I did is completely relax on the floor, and it took a while because my body hurt. It's surprising how hard it can be sometimes just to completely relax on the floor. In fact, when I first get up OFF the floor after various stretches, I still hurt, but the lasting effect is being free from arthritic and muscle pain for the day.
I'll be back to talk about Day 12...
Just got back from my interval walk, drinking my spinach smoothie and feeling virtuous. I didn't follow the plan exactly, since the guideline relied on minutes, and I do it by counting steps. One hundred steps is about a minute, but when I speed up with the intervals of hard work, of course 100 steps is a shorter period of time. I love getting out for a walk, so I can't figure out why I procrastinate doing it. Thanks to blogging accountability, I got forced out the door today.
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