I am pretty much becoming a fitness freak again. Oh no. Oh yes!
After a long hiatus from intense working out; It’s time to get crazy with it once more. Except on the week where mother nature wants to show up. Please stop. I don’t feel really well during that Pre-emergence situation, so F-that. Way too much information though, seriously.
So when Aunt Flow comes a callin’, I like to take it easy and get my yoga on. Namaste!
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And most definitely an amazing stretch! Bend it like a pretzel, people! I was a highly competitive gymnast growing up (Olympic-bound) and that has set me up for flexibility success in life, it has also allowed me to know my body enough that I know when it isn’t being stretched enough. Something about keeping a fit lifestyle puts that body-awareness on high alert!
Now, I know, I know, not everyone is aspiring to get their splits mastered. Nor were they high level gymnasts. Right. But, for the few that want to attain those middle splits, I’ve created a video for you! If you don’t put in the work, time and effort… you will NEVER get your middle splits. Or any splits for that matter. With anything, you gotta make the time for it. Giraffe wrangling? Put the work in. Tippy-toe dipping? And, set some goals to help you stay motivated to achieve those goals. Even, if it’s just getting your middle splits down pat! Punny.
Additionally, here’s the thing, as adults age we tend to become less and less mobile. If we allow ourselves. No more sitting for longer periods of time. No more using the “I’m too old for that” adages to get out of doing any physical activity. It’s a bummer!
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And people start this rhetoric in their late 20s! And they’ve already got one foot in the proverbial Twinkie grave in their 30s!!! It’s absurd.
But, I like to test the limits. Challenge my body. Challenge my mind. When my kid was play school age, you’d catch me out on the playground with the kids swinging around on the monkey bars and throwing a ball around and hopping on and off curbs for that matter as well!! As soon as we stop playing, our bodies start aging at an accelerated rate. Add a dash of peer pressure and social atmosphere of friends who complain of ailments and don’t want to get off a couch… and you have a recipe for couch potato-ing with your snacks and beer for forty plus years.
How about… no thanks!
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So, get off the couch, and get some flexibility going… it’ll get the blood moving, the brain moving and most of all; it’ll help keep ya young!
Yes, exercise and flexibility help stave off the aging process.
Oh yeah, and so does hot sauce. Pass the siracha!
Who’da thunk it!