Tag: goals

Starting (and Keeping) A Thing: Maintenance

Even if it’s a small act, it’s the act of mental strength that’s important…”Today, right now I make the choice to do this because even though I don’t want to, and even though it would be easy to walk away from, I know it’s in my best interest.”

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Start A Thing: Full Disclosure

I’m really out of catchy Post titles, not that I was ever full of them! A skill to be developed, that’s for sure! In the spirit of full disclosure, after my competition on Saturday I did NOT perform any stretching.  I was fully gassed, but also completely amped up (a combo that makes for an …

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Start A Thing: Always Time

A little late in wrapping up Week 3, but I’m super happy to report that I met that weekly goal, and even managed three stretches after two of four sessions. Also, on Saturday I did the yoga “Hip Openers” program on my DVD (again). This week the goal is to add at least that third …

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A Little Flex Goes a Long Way

I realized yesterday that I started this stretching thing with relatively little info about stretching, how and when to do it, why it’s important, you know…some basics! So it’s back to basics today, with a few important things about this ‘thing’ that I’m starting. Flexibility is essentially your ability to move a joint through a …

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Start A Thing: Week 3

A week of success, and feeling like I’m really making a lasting change this time. Many times in the past I’ve attempted to add a solid stretching program into my regular training, and many times I’ve not been successful. But two weeks in, with a little help from you guys (accountability, it works!), some focus, …

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Back & Hips Stretches: An Update About My Thing

Time for an update! I’m happy to report that after training both Monday and Tuesday, I got my thing done! Two out of 3 down, at least one to go. Monday, same as last week, was shoulders/arms. I repeated the Triceps Stretch I did last week, and then I performed several stretches on a machine …

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Start A Thing: Week 2

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 …

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Busted: Day 2

After declaring my body just “done” at the end of a kick-ass workout session this morning, my training partner turned to me and asked, “so what are you going to do now?” I’ll be honest, I was thinking that this was kind of a weird question. I replied, “Umm…I’m going home?” “That’s it?” “Yeah? I’m …

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Stretching: Shoulders & Triceps

I issued the “start a thing” challenge to start a new thing (adding something new and healthy, or stopping something not so new and not so healthy) and make it a success by implementing the change in small steps over time.  For me, that thing is slowly building stretching into the end of my training …

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Monday: The Day to Start a Thing

Diet? Exercise? Getting enough sleep? In honor of “starting on Monday,” I propose something new. I mean, it’s Monday – so it’s the right day for it, right?! Let’s take on a challenge and start something new, and this time – really make it happen. Novel…

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