reflecting on your physical progress
Day 61, finishing up week nine and our first week of muscular endurance training. Today let's just take a moment to reflect on our progress so far. How's your body feeling? We call this a mindful audit of your body - draw your attention to your heart and your lungs, think about your breathing and how shallow or deep it is. Move from your heart and lungs to your fascia and connective tissue, does it feel loose and fluid or tight and achey. Think about your joints, your knees, shoulders, wrists, hips, elbows - is your mobility better than before. How about your muscles, do they feel more solid, more engaged, maybe a little sore? It's important to check in on our body this way from time to time. Not only is it important to recognize areas that may need some TLC (ice, heat, massage, stretch, etc.) but it's also important to recognize your progress, not matter how small or big that may be.
Your Exercises For Today
No official workout for today, but as you know, a body in motion stays in motion. So try your best not to look at this day as an opportunity to spend an extra hour on the couch. Rather, find something fun to do, get outside or get a deep tissue massage. Maybe get some friends together at the park or extend your play time with the dog today.
Your body requires time to repair itself following a bout of exercise. Not only is rest an award, it’s a requirement for peak performance and progress.
Strength and cardiovascular training stresses your muscles, which will tighten and make subsequent exercise more difficult if they are stretched out. Take 20 minutes today to stretch out your muscles.
Today is not meant to be spent on the couch or in bed –a fully
sedentary day would be counter-productive. Take time today to connect with your body and recognize the progress it’s made. Treat your body with love and care and it will care and love you back.
Today's topic: Copper
General Takeaway: Required for connective tissue formation as well as normal brain and nervous system function.
RDA: 900 mcg
Drink 8, 8 oz of water
fill out your food log
Take your multivitamin
log your sleep hours
“Sometimes I need only to stand
wherever I am to feel blessed.”