Last weeks #HealthyHabits2017 challenge was stretching again, at the start or the end of each day. We decided this one would be a good one to try as our challenge to stretch while doing things failed - for me at least. It seemed this would be a good way to get into the rhythm of it, as being supple is youth in old age so it’s a good thing to develop in your own body.
If anyone is interested this seems like a pretty good routine to do in the mornings.
HOW DID IT GO?
Honestly it wasn’t the greatest solution to the failed challenge. I remembered to do it more often than the last time but I could have done better. I stretched at pilates, and I stretched my legs and hamstrings in bed a good few times. However for some reason stretching when you really need a good stretch feels great, like when you’ve been for a long walk, or you’ve been sitting for too long in the same position, but forcing yourself to do it does feel really forced and I would rather something fit into the day naturally and with these challenges I can feel when something can slot in easily into my life. Also while I know small actions are good for you it kind of feels like you’re not doing anything. I feel bad but I think stretching is definitely the first challenge that while I know is worth integrating, it’s not going to happen yet, sadly I think is just not for me unless I’m consciously doing exercise. Challenge accepted and failed again. I am looking forward to this weeks task though, being physically creative. See you next week!
Image by Whitney Justesen