I look at my phone too much. Period. Can’t put it down, even while I am also watching TV. It’s ridiculous. Yoga helps me make up for the horrible habit. Even if you are not a yogi this is a simple stretch called the fish pose (modified) from my friends at Yoga Journal (follow them on Instagram). If you are a yogi and have blocks you can use those, if not use a foam roller or bolster (or a rolled up yoga mat). Arms out to your sides or folded up above your head, legs bent our straight. Try it out!
So it’s been a long and sometimes frustrating week of ups and downs for many of us. I think we need to get back to our basic humanity. I am challenging all of you to walk the talk this weekend, just two short days. High five a kid in the grocery store, buy the next person in line coffee, hold the door for someone and SMILE at your fellow humans. Just be kind… To EVERYBODY… For no other reason than that Kindness is SO Gangster.
It is the time of year that I dread. It is soooo cold when I get up to go to the gym in the morning and I CANNOT keep my shoes dry so I have to build in an extra couple of minutes for each trip just to change shoes. Until now. Today’s hack is simple, cheap, easy and involves men’s slippers.
Go to your favorite discount store and buy a pair of Large, Extra Large or Double Extra Large men’s slippers. I purchased a $6 men’s clogs in Large and they fit perfectly over my Size 8.5 Boot Camp Nike shoes.
Easy Peasy and CHEAP!
Okay..wait…what are those ↑↑↑↑? Those are furniture sliders available at Menard’s (plug for my daughters employer). They are a low cost (under $10) tool to make you watch the commercials. I have a point here…I really do…my point is that in 2013 the average TV hour contained 14 minutes and 15 seconds of commercials. When you translate that into quick workouts that’s a good amount of working out during your evening show. The above referenced furniture sliders are great for slider workouts. Start simple, put on some gym shoes and slide your legs in and out. Then you can do a sliding lunge. Commercial breaks are a few minutes in length so three exercises for 45 seconds each are good.
This is easy, cheap and good for you. You can Google commercial workouts and there are several plans to try. Find one that works for you.