I read this quote over the weekend and think it is one of my favorites.
"If you don't like something, change it. If you can't change it, change your attitude." Maya Angelou
Finally my Youtube is working and I was able to post these two videos, but first this image reminded me of all those clients (you know who you are), who when asked if they did Mobility Monday they say "well I watched the videos". haha
Three stretches today to get the body moving and muscles firing. For those who sit in front of the computer or find themselves in the same position for long periods at a time, keep these video's saved for easy access. Set your timer and do them every hour during the work day.
"Act as if it were impossible to fail" Dorothea Brande
First two videos do 8 reps per side. Nice and slow
"The Key is not to prioritize what's on your schedule, but to schedule your priorities." Stephen Covey
First video do 6 times per side.
It's time to get back to Mobility Monday. Remember these movements can be done everyday this week, not just Monday!!!
For each movement do 5-8 per side
This is a follow along video where you will need a long object (hockey stick, bat, pole).
I watch this girl lift all the time. What an inspiration.
Three different mobility movements today.
I have to admit over the past three weeks life has been a lot different for me. I have not been home for more then a day at a time nor have I been working. For the first time in my life I used the excuse that I had too much going on in my life, that I could not find five minutes to stretch or work on my mobility, or that I was too mentally drained to do it and deserved a break.
Let me tell you I feel like crap. I feel aches and pains I have never felt before, I feel tired even though I have been sleeping more then normal, I'm forgetting things, I feel grumpy and angry numerous times a day for no good reason. Yikes!
My point in sharing is to let you know from experience that putting in the work daily really does make a difference. I forgot how much my evening stretch played a roll on my mental health. My ability to unwind from the day to reset and prepare my body for the next day.
My second point is to remind everyone that you only have one body so treat it well. You have the ability to get up everyday and get moving, so do it. There are people in this world that are too sick to move, that have physical limitations where taking three steps once a day is an achievement. To say you do not have time is really just a choice you are making to prioritize something else in your life. When really what is more important then your mental and physical health? You are the most important person in this world so take care of you.
With that here are three video's for mobility Monday. Enjoy!