Over the weekend I had someone tell me they really needed to get back to exercising. They said they knew they would feel better, etc. That got me to thinking about why we often put ourselves on the bottom of the priority list. Why is it that we will take better care of our homes, our car, our laundry, than we do ourselves? We make sure we get the beds made, the house clean, the dishes out of the sink before we get to the gym or take a walk. No one else can put YOU on top of the priority list. I have a sticky note on my computer that my boys make fun of. It says, “Don’t just prioritize your schedule – schedule your priorities!” Take that as my challenge for the week. Schedule Yourself! The dishes can wait . . .
Speaking of challenges, how have you been doing on the Seven Day Stretch? It ends tomorrow! Finish strong! I want to hear about it later in the week . . .
If you need a little motivation for stretching, “People who stretched lower body muscles for 30 minutes immediately improved balance by 11 percent afterward, a study in The Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research reveals. Loosening up muscles weakens the contraction response, which caused the teeter-totter effect that can lead to a fall, researchers say.”
credit: Self Magazine, May 2012.
HAVE A GREAT MONDAY! HOPE YOU ARE MOTIVATED FOR A GREAT WEEK!
Giveaway coming later this week – stay tuned . . .
What takes away from your energy? What gives you a boost?