Friday, January 3, 2014
Word for 2014
This time of year, I, like many artists, select a word to remind us of a mindset we would like to focus on for the year. This year my word is move. Yeah, I am actually going to try to be a bit more active than I was in 2013. This is because my age is manifesting itself with little painful reminders to my joints. Hips, lower back, that sort of thing. So, I am trying to slow it down a bit through the use of movement. I did a search for exercises that concentrate on the areas that hurt me, picked the ones I felt I could do without major training, and started out. I also set my timer on the iPhone that let's me know when it is time to get up from my book or the computer and move about a bit. The muscles I did not have amazed me. But what I discovered is that just a bit of workout a few times a day and they respond...so it takes more and more to actually give them a workout. So, for three or four times a day for most days I am doing a few leg lifts to strengthen the muscles around my hips and the little twinges of pain have gone already! Yay. I am also doing some shoulder muscle strengthening and that led to a couple of underarm flab busters. I feel better-more alert. I tell me "for health" just do it. I am not one to return to doing the same thing over and over and have never felt I wanted to exercise to lose weight so I am not sure how this is going to work out but I am moving and that is good. For now. Hope your word of the year works for you!
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