It is Day #2 of the "SMR 30 Day Fitness Challenge' and I couldn't feel better! Mostly that is because of all of you who have chosen to participate. Yesterday, we had close to 90 participants and that just makes me smile! Thank you.
This challenge has motivated me to add a few necessary things to my current exercise regimen. During the past month I have been dealing with a pinched nerve (or so we think that is what it is) in my upper back. The pain will come and go depending on the day. Last week it reoccurred so badly that it was time to do something about it. I went for a Deep Tissue Massage. The therapist stated that my scapulas were attached to my lungs. This is mostly from not stretching enough and improper posture. My shoulders were rolling forward causing that muscle to shrink. This is not a surprise to me. My day mostly is spent working at a computer or running. I had used Biofreeze on it and that would give me temporary relief, but I know what I needed to do was add more stretching into my current exercise regimen. After a painful deep tissue massage, foam rolling, yoga, and Biofreeze I am starting to feel like a healthy human being again! Now I have added foam rolling and yoga to my exercise routine!
The 'SMR 30 Day Fitness Challenge' was just the motivation I needed to keep this train moving in the right direction. It is amazing how once you start feeling better you forget to keep doing what made you feel that way. I am going to do my best to prevent that from happening. Yesterday I did 20 minutes of Yoga with Rodney Yee. I love his Ultimate Power Yoga video! He has five 20 minute sessions on his DVD. I did the first one. (No, I am not paid by Rodney Yee to say this, lol!) My kids even joined in. It was very relaxing and I was capable of doing it. Have you ever tried a new exercise and you look like two pigs fighting under a blanket?! Yeah, I am not a big fan of that. Someday I will tell you my Zumba story...Oh I digress.
My next goal during the 'SMR 30 Day Fitness Challenge' was to give a shot at being a vegetarian for 30 days. This was prompted by two people. First, my 6 year old daughter who is the biggest animal rights activist I know. She has been a full fledged vegetarian since January. My daughter's will inspires me so much! There are days when she looks at a piece of chicken, smells it, states it smells so good, but in the next breath states she is not eating it as it hurt that animal to be killed. Love her! The second person was '30 Something Mother Runner'. She completed this challenge and inspired me to give it a try! I survived Day #1 of my Vegetarian Challenge with no hiccups!
Today I am feeling extra energetic, therefore I am going to do a '100' Challenge. Today I will do 100 sit-ups, 100 push-ups, and 100 burpees! Followed by foam rolling and yoga! Tonight I will be running 4 miles with my Building Steam Group, "Steppin' Eleven"!
So, who's with me?!
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