January 13, 2010

BABY STEP 12 - A gift to yourself (Jan 12)

“Out with the bad air, in with the good.” (Inspector Closeau in one of the Pink Panther movies)
Let’s get aerobic. Get some oxygen into our cells.
Have you done your corner exercises yet? If not, go right now and put yourself in the corner, and do them.
If you drive somewhere today, get aerobic. When you’re sitting waiting for the light to turn red, do your breathing. (Breathe In / Hold your breathe / Breathe Out). And as you’re doing them, try to breathe deep in your stomach first and then higher, and when you exhale begin up high and move down until it seems you’re blowing the last of the air from your stomach.
Today try to do this at every stoplight.
Or if you don’t leave home, work it into your schedule. Just for today. If you’re watching television, do your breathing during the commercials. If you’re reading a book, breathe after the end of each chapter (of course, I suggest you breathe all the way through the chapter, too, but you know what I mean.)
Give yourself a gift of a good deep breath in these small, normally wasted moments. Start deciding you want to live your life more fit and happy and in charge.

© Copyright 2010 Heather Horrocks

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