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May 20

Tip of Week: Take Better Care of your Body

Take better care of your body is a pretty common sense thing to have for a tip of the week, but honestly how many of us out there do it?  Now I am not talking about getting into super shape or eating healthy all the time, and if you are one of those types that can do that than all the power to you, but what I am talking about is simple things like maintaining flexibility and some basic muscle tone.

I would like to say that I could still do all the things as fast and as a good as I could when I was in my early twenties, and being a school coach and occasionally playing in a soccer league I do try but I definitely feel it a lot more the next day.  On those mornings I keep having that Toby Keith song “As Good As I Once Was” running through my head. This school year I became the schools cross country coach in the fall and then soccer in the spring and throughout the year trying to keep up with my baby girl when I get home has definitely helped me lose weight this year but my body has just felt tired.

I knew I needed a change so the last couple of weeks before I went to bed I did a few flexibility and muscle toning exercises that I found while trying to plan my cross country team summer workouts.  I was sore the first couple of days, but since then I feel a little more refreshed and there is slightly more of a spring in my step.  Now I know that I will never recapture my youth and honestly I’m not so sure I would want to, I would just like to have a little less tightness in certain parts of my body that were designed to be flexible.

So find something that works for you like the Myrtle Routine has worked for me.  I am not a doctor or a physical therapist or anything like that so make sure you consult a physician before trying any exercise program, but the sooner you start to take care of yourself, the better you will feel.

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1 comment

  1. Julie

    Wow this may be just the thing I need! I’ve been looking for something to add to my routine, and have never been very flexible 🙂 thanks for the tip!

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