Good Days

And somedays it all seems to come easily…

Monday, December 06, 2010

Feel great! Up again at 4:30ish, which I’m not thrilled about, but feel like I got a decent sleep. It helps that I took a nice hot bath and popped a melatonin before getting into bed, but I don’t know if the melatonin actually helped me much last night because I actually woke up a few times.

A hot bath is a vital part of a healthy lifestyle for me. Feels good on my body and mind and the relaxation is a must if I have any chance of maintaining my sanity.

This morning I did an hour pilates ball workout for myself—not too hard, but felt good. Tried working on a lot of different exercises I’d like to add to some classes. Then did a 20-min basic Tae Bo. Feel fabulous. I love workouts on days like this. I wish I knew what made my body feel so good.

Friday, December 10, 2010

Walked at the gym for 30 minutes at a four-mph pace. Came home, did my rotator cuff exercises. They felt really good today. I love the sense that I can feel all my little muscles moving and working. No popping and clicking. My shoulders seemed to be flowing freely. I wasn’t focusing on my form as much as I should, just truly enjoying the movement.

Did an intermediate chair workout for about 45 minutes.

Feeling great. Right now wondering why I would ever take a day off from working out. My body feels free—it’s a rare and nice feeling. A feeling I think I find the more I do Pilates. I love pilates for the variety. Foam roller one day, ball another, reformer another, chair another. There is always something different.

The question is, tomorrow will I have the energy for the step class I’d like to get up and take at the gym? (NOTE FROME THE FUTURE: I didn’t.)

Fri, Dec 17, 2010

Went to the gym and walked. I was feeling stressed from a day of baking and this helped.

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About the Author:

Maggie Downie
Thank you for giving your time to stop and read my blog. I hope it encourages you to keep moving. Move and the body will be happier. And when you're moving you can hike, run, swim in Jell-O, race over non-Newtonian fluids, travel the world or build igloos--if that's your thing. If not, you can watch me do it. This is just a spot to try and feel good about life.

2 Comments

  1. Anonymous January 7, 2011 at 10:58 am - Reply

    Wishing you well. Still feels like work to me. 🙁

  2. Fadi January 12, 2011 at 4:34 am - Reply

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