This Week's Challenge ..

This week I'm all about the flexibility and relaxation.  Whilst it's important to spend time working on our bodies to make them as healthy and strong as we can, it's also important to help our bodies to relax to allow it to repair and become stronger.

As I've decided that this week will be a "recovery week" for me, my challenge is to dig out my yoga and pilates DVDs and actually make use of them!

Don't get me wrong, I'm not going to go totally crazy and spend an hour everyday meditating or in yoga poses that I just can't quite manage.  I'm going to focus on the flexibility side of it at the moment as I've been feeling a bit stiff lately with more weight training and less running.  
Whatever other benefits I'll get from spending some quiet time with these exercises is going to be a major bonus!

I'm going to start off with 10 or 20 minutes a few times a week and try to build it into my everyday routine.  I've even recruited Miss 9 who needs to do some more flexibility work for dancing .. Bonus is that this is going to be one of those mummy and daughter times .. just for us!

Do you think that there is room in your routine for a little extra quiet, relaxing exercises for your body?

A quick update on last week's challenge .. I spent a few days reminding myself to start writing in my food diary but not actually doing it ... I am proud to announce now that I have commenced said diary and have also included the stuff I should not name!  I am starting the habit!

Well, I'm outta here to go and start my first yoga stretches!  I think I'm going to do some sun salutations to begin ...

Stay focused,  Stay strong
Fit Mum x



Liz@LastChanceTraining said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Sounds like a plan! I teach Pilates classes and I love it - it's such a different space to be from my intense workouts and it's good for us too.
PS I have a Miss Nearly Nine (as she says!)

Samantha said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Awesome! Stretching and recovery is SO important! What yoga DVDs do you like? I've only ever tried Hatha yoga, which is low-key and perfect for flexibility.

Rebecca said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I really need to stretch out this week too! I just need a bit more time in the day. I think it's great that you pick a focus each week.

Fit Mum said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Samantha .. I don't have any particular DVDs .. It's mostly the flexibility that I'm looking for!
Rebecca .. one day I might be able to put all my focuses together! A bit like you .. I need more time in my day ;)