That 5 minute stretch felt really good.

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Got m’self up at 5:15 again this morning and I had planned on doing a full body workout but since I couldn’t find a sportsbra anywhere in my closet (seriously where did they all go???) I decided to do a Leslie Sansone walking workout instead because it’s low impact (and wouldn’t need a sportsbra for it). Is that TMI? Sorry!

I found a 30 minute video on The YouTubes and about 25 minutes in, I knew I was getting bored and I also knew that I wanted to stretch before I needed to go jump in the shower and get ready for work. Back in the day, I would have pushed myself to finish the whole video, would have skipped the stretching, and would have been slightly disappointed with the whole thing. Today, however, I let those last 5 minutes of the video go, and I found a quick 5 minute stretching video to do instead. I left my workout feeling great, knowing I had listened to what my body wanted instead of what my brain said I “should” do. And this is the thing that will keep me coming back for more – letting my body tell my brain what it wants to do, and letting myself trust my body to know what’s good for it. Not listening to my body hasn’t worked so well in the past, so let’s see what kind of magic happens when I *do* actually listen.

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3 thoughts on “That 5 minute stretch felt really good.

  1. Vickie

    I walked this morning. Day 1.

    Really trying to do it every day now too. So keep posting because it will keep me going.

    I sleep in a sports bra. So just threw on sweats/sweater and went. I listened to Gretchen Rubin (podcast #1). 20 minutes.

    Calves were really tight. Stretched too.

  2. Paula

    I have 21 Day Fix. I really like them as the workouts are no terribly long & there are a weeks worth of different DVD’s that keeps the workouts from getting too boring. As for stretching, I have been using a foam roller. Hated it at first, but it has really helped the muscles.

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