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Wednesday, February 29, 2012

I know this is not much of a streak, but every streak starts somewhere, right?

Okay, here is my streak. For four days I have done a 20-25 minute walk (hike) followed by 30-40 minutes of yoga! Like I said, it's not much of a streak, but I am feeling the results already. No more achey muscles keeping me awake at night, no more dragging myself out of bed at night to stretch so I can sleep. Also, the elbow that's been bothering me is feeling less achey and less stiff. It is a good feeling to be taking an active role in my imediate health. The hike is great cardio, with the added bonus of a chance to de-stress and work out issues needing my mental attention; the yoga helps any muscle tension to dissipate, and restore flexibility, reducing risk of injury during cardio. :)

Now to go and keep that streak going! I know it won't be "every day, no matter what", but if I can do that at least 5 days a week, long term, I know I will improve my long term health as well.

Wish me luck!
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    I guess that stiffness you are feeling could be a good reminder to stick to it! Go Peggie, go! :)
    2208 days ago
  • PEGGIE0203
    Oh, and I do hope you're back on 2 feet soon, SEA2SEA!
    2208 days ago
  • PEGGIE0203
    Last night the exercising did not happen, but it's okay to take a day off, right? Just so it doesn't get to be too many days off in a row. :S
    I do know that I am feeling some stiffness today that suggests the hike and yoga routine will feel good today! :)
    2208 days ago
    One thing that I found helpful is to try to get your 5 times in at the beginning of the week so that if something comes up, you won't run out of days.It gave me incentive to squeeze it in, even on days where I didn't have much extra time. That said, I am looking forward to being able to walk on two feet again...
    2208 days ago
    Like you said, Every Streak Starts Somewhere! You are off to a great start!! The benefits are already apparent!! Hang i there and keep up the great work!!!!
    2209 days ago
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