I made it out of May in one piece which seemed like a huge task. I had one thing after another a cold, weird blood work and a pulled calf muscle. It was a brief time in the PAIN CAVE and I am happy to be out.
I am using this experience to talk to you about getting into a regular exercise routine. It definitely saved me last month for sure. The great thing about having a regular routine is that you can ADAPT when life hits you with a curve ball.
For example, I was due to start a training program for a 10K in Cape Cod in September. There was no way I could run between the chest cold and the calf, that wasn’t happening. I still needed to move so I did upper body workouts, I did modified yoga, I walked some and stretched alot. There is alot of studies out that there is amazing benefits from a workout routine that doesn’t stress you out. The endorphins are very theraputic.
So that leads me to the question, if not when? When will you commit to YOU and give yourself an exercise routine? If you need help, check out what I have here on the site, or reach out to get started.
When I was recovering I read this book. Move the Body, Heal the Mind. It has several workout examples to help you get started. Jennifer Heisz, Phd is the director of the Neurofit Lab at McMaster Univ. and I echo her opionion that the brain is the most powerful muscle in the body. Its a good read and I had checked it out of the library and liked it so much, I bought it!