What a week, it really was one for the books!
Last week, along with many of you, I started my new thing – making stretching a consistent part of my training. The plan? Start slow and build from there:
Week 1 – at least two stretches after two training sessions + 1 Yoga DVD
I started off well (don’t we all), then I FORGOT (it’s true), and then the week threw some “stuff” my way (doesn’t it always), and things got a little rocky. Here’s the full report:
Monday: after working shoulders and arms, I did some upper body stretching.
Tuesday: it slipped my mind completely and I was totally busted!
Wednesday, Thursday: None. That’s where the week hit me with some “stuff,” and it just didn’t get done.
Friday: Stuff was still pretty hectic, but I did a Yoga program on DVD on Friday evening (for you inquiring minds: Rodney Yee, AM Yoga for Your Week, ‘Twists’)
Saturday: I swapped my normal leg training session from Friday to Saturday (yep, stuff), and got my 2nd stretch session in after that workout.
As you can see, I didn’t go above and beyond, in fact I barely squeezed in the minimum and you know what? I’m pretty happy with myself for just getting that done. And, because I started small, I can still claim this week as a success. Like training and eating right is now, I know eventually “stuff” won’t always get in the way as this becomes more a part of my every day routine (it wasn’t always that way).
So what’s on tap for Week 2? For me, I’m hoping things are a little less crazy and there’s a little less “stuff,” but more specifically…
Week 2 – at least two stretches after at least three training sessions + 1 Yoga DVD
(I’m adding the “at least” language for an additional push this week :))
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