Today’s goal: Get limber! According to the magazine Self supplement I’m following, stretching can “help you get better results from exercise, feel sprightier, even sleep better.” I’m absolutely terrible at stretching – I bounce around, doing quick, simple stretches, stopping as soon I start to feel a bit of pain. H usually tells me I’m not doing it right, but to be honest, it’s boring. Since it’s the first day of the plan, I’ll do it… but I don’t have to enjoy it!
The book suggests using a wall for resistance stretching. Unfortunately, we don’t have a lot of empty walls around here – there’s furniture, low windows, or something in the way of every possible area. Instead, I found a stretching routine from fitnessmagazine.com that looks like something I can do in my home. I’ll let you follow the link for descriptions of each stretch, but here’s a the routine in pictures!