It's been a while since I've had a chance to share with you some Tips, Tricks, and Info to keep you on Track and making progress. I had quite a few major changes going on on this end over the past couple of months, that literally demanded my attention.
But that aside, let's get to it shall we.
This past week it has become painfully apparent to me that your Comfort Zone Can Kill You. I know, you think I'm probably overstating the problem for shock effect, right?
I presently have a client, a former triathlon competitor, that originally came to me with concerns about his increasing cholesterol, as well as nagging hip and knee pain. As you would expect it was the usual suspects, tight quads and hip flexors, rounded shoulders from way too many hours in front of the computer, weak glutes from little to no activity since he stopped competing, and of course a weak core. He regularly attended sessions twice per week. In addition to those sessions, he was given homework to do so that we could rid him of pain as quickly as possible.
Then life happened. His job began to require him to travel 2 weeks out of the month and POW, the progress we had made slipped backwards.
As you might have guessed, the homework he had been doing went out the window, the amount of sitting he was doing had almost doubled, thanks to plane travel, and on top of it all he was not able to keep his regular sessions. So in essence he had gone back to the comfort zone that had originally created the pain and increasing cholesterol.
After reviewing what had transpired we agreed that taking care of himself couldn't be something he would find time for, taking care of himself would something he would have to make time for.
You see we all have crazy busy schedules. I completely respect that. But what I also know without a doubt, is that if you don't make time for wellness, you will be forced to make time for illness. Whether it's in the form of physical pain and discomfort or other more serious issues of health.
Our plan was simple. I created a program for him that would take no longer than 15-30 minutes to complete. We agreed that while it was important to make his scheduled appointments, equally important was that he follow through on his homework each and every day. That he make time to take care of himself -- whether he was traveling or not.
And honestly, I believe that is the difference between getting to your goal or just taking 3 steps forward and 2 steps back. You've got to make time each and every day to do something for your health. Because just keeping with your same old comfortable routine, could kill you.
Need a quick and easy stretch program to make sure you keep on track?
Try this one on for size. (Stretches to Keep You Out Of Pain).
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