May 18 2010

Thera-Band® Academy

Thera-Band® Academy.

Just stumbled upon this site from Theraband.  Lots of links to joint-specific exercises, and sport-specific exercise.  I haven’t looked at them in detail, but looks incredibly informative at a  cursory glance.

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May 9 2010

“New Phase” day 3

It’s been a good couple of days.  I’ve consistently done something physical every day (walking, running drills, etc), and I’ve been pretty good at eating better.  Matt and I both had a few days of eating junk, so we went to the St. Lawrence market a couple of days ago to get some veggies, and some good food.  That alone has made my body feel a bit better.

For the exercising portion, I’ve been doing mixture of Farmer Burns breathing exercises, physio, pilates, Chek system exercises, sword drills, and archery.  It depends on what I’m in the mood for, and what I worked the day before.  It’s a gentle way to get into the habit.  I’ll probably get a bit more regimented a little later.

I looked at the idea of “getting in shape” as a goal, and wasn’t too pleased with how vague it is.  Instead, I made concrete goals of “exercise every day”, “get enough sleep”, “drink enough water”, “eat x portions of fruits and vegetables everyday”.  This way, it’s something I can achieve, and I get to knock it off the To Do list!

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May 6 2010

New Phase

So I feel like I’ve let myself go a bit.  I’ve been having some trouble with my left foot and ankle, and I let that affect my exercise regime.  I still do my sword exercises now and then, but not as often as I should, and certainly not as often as I’d like.  Plus, I feel like my body is not as unified as it could be.  I’m in physio for the foot problem (It’s clearing up already, too!), and I’m going to start doing a little something every day.  I’ll let you know how it goes.  I think it’ll be Farmer Burns’ Physical Culture tomorrow morning.  See you then.

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