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New Goal: To be able to touch my toes!!

Friday, August 27, 2010

I've had a sore hip lately. Not joint pain, but like tight muscle pain. Anyways, that motivated me to dig out some exercises I learned from my physiotherapist a few years ago for the same hip problem and to start stretching on a more regular basis. That means stretching every day versus stretching maybe once a month.

I discovered that I can no longer touch my toes! I was shocked! I swear even just a year ago I could. My husband, who NEVER stretches, can touch his forehead to his shins and grab the back of his ankles. What??!! So, that is my new goal. Well, that and to make this hip pain go away. Even after just a few days of my new stretching program, it's way better. My goal date for touching my toes is going to be September 22.

Oh yeah, and holy smokes, is Coach Nicole ever flexible!!
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HEATHER1969 9/12/2010 12:17PM

    I love love love Yoga for stretching... I do it at home and am trying to get brave enough to go to a class.

emoticon Its a great goal!

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CMRAND54 8/27/2010 8:53PM

    I'm working towards that same goal with Yoga practice. I haven't been able to touch my toes for years.

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ELLEN0407 8/27/2010 8:31PM

  that is a great measurable goal. i used to be able to touch my head to my shins. don't think i can anymore. but that will be a very long term goal. thank you!

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SWEETNIS3 8/27/2010 8:31PM

    Good for you. I think we all assume that we can still do things. I found the same thing you found. I couldnt touch my toes. Not because of weight but my muscles had withdrawn I guess. I was so shocked! I mean really, come on, cant touch my toes?? yeah so in a few days after stretching daily I was able to. Then I got on a bike...hehe..that was funny. As a kid, I rode miles and miles a day and it was so awkward to try and balance and steer at the same time. hehe...after a few tries I got it back too. Hang in there. You will get it. emoticon

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