Why “walking it off” doesn’t work
Semi-serious question for you: How often do you think about your muscles? (I mean, besides how they look. ;-) )
I am asking you this because we expect our muscles to be able to perform for us at a second’s notice. But what do we do to actually take care of them so that they can perform when we need them?
So many of us play the “walk it off” game – either pushing through little “tweaks” or ignoring them – that we can start to think that our muscles don’t even NEED care.
But they do … especially if you want them to move with ease and perform at a high level! And who doesn’t want that?
Here’s the truth: Taking care of your muscles will have big payoffs now and into the future … and it will benefit your entire body. Plus, it feels GREAT!
I’m going to outline just a few steps you can take starting today to make your muscles...
I have a story for you today about my overworked wifi router. (Spoiler: this story really isn’t about my router. :) )
A couple of weeks ago my router was giving me major problems – among other things, some of my devices kept dropping their wifi connections.
It was as if they WANTED to connect, but they just couldn’t.
I’d see the wifi icon pop on and I’d start working, but then my laptop would suddenly starting buffering and it would fall back off – honestly it was driving me a little crazy.
(Don’t you just hate watching that buffering icon rotate around and around?!)
Anyway, on the one device that magically did connect, I searched online for a way to fix the problem. Nothing I did seemed to make a difference.
I got so fed up that I shut everything down. EVERYTHING. Even my router.
Then I worked out (best stress reliever ever!) and a little later, I turned everything back on.
Believe me, I know how hard it can be to "exercise" going through menopause. You haven't got much energy and feel hot and sweaty anyway . But movement is so so important for your overall well-being, especially during menopause! So, let's do this together and move and exercise. I promise, when you keep showing up for yourself, you are going to feel so much better.
I have a little extra “exercise” for you the next time you get your sweat on.
It all stems from a saying I learned from one of my mentors:
Train how you want to look.
For some reason, that simple saying has stuck with me more than almost any other exercise coaching advice. It stuck with me because it makes such a HUGE difference.
I’ll get into exactly HOW you “train how you want to look” in a second, but first I want to talk about what good posture is and why it matters so much.
Most of us don’t normally give much thought to our posture. It’s automatic...