Feeling strong and healthy is a major goal for me.
I have had back issues all of my life. I had orthopedic shoes as a kid. I have worn orthotics since college. I wore puffy shoes! I was a competitive runner so I placed a lot of stress and impact on my body over the years.
I have been researching and studying natural functional movement. I have incorporated Foundation Training by Dr. Eric Goodman into my daily routine . I have a new best friend Katy Bowman of Nutritious Movement. She talks about the importance of incorporating movement into your day. I have taken their exercises to create strength and mobility into my body. I have been focused on my feet, hips and back. I am so excited at 62 because I no longer need my orthotics. The nagging back and pain is gone. If it starts to creep back in I know what to do about it.
Bonus Round… I am able to walk barefoot in my house pain free.
Fit and Fabulous…Aging Optional.
Here is a short video where I demonstrate some of the exercises that I include while working at my kitchen sink.
I forgot to mention the half foam roller to stretch your calves.
Happy Healthy Calves
Of course, I take what I learn to the workouts. Click here for the OutdoorFit Schedule.
Have a great day! I am off to walk barefoot on the beach. So good for your feet and your sunny disposition!
I have been doing a lot of work the past 6 weeks. Letting go of stuff. If you follow me on social media you know I have been involved with a minimalist challenge. The first month it was a task a day like clean out your junk drawer. This month it is to donate, recycle or trash each day of the month. June 1 is one item. June 30 is 30 items. It feels really wonderful to have clean emptied closets. Not completely emptied. I held on to a few things that “spark joy”
It looks like a road trip in 1975! It is actually a trip to Goodwill! Donate, Donate, Donate!
The process has brought clarity. What is important? What brings me happiness and a coziness to my life?
There certainly has been a shift for me.
- I have an easy cleaning schedule.
- A clean house
- A clean car
- A clean tool shed!
- A clean desk.
- An organized Junk drawer
- I have embraced a lighter simple diet with lots of fruit and vegetables.
- I feel calmer.
- I feel good about my closet and my minimalist wardrobe. Fitness is my Fashion Statement!
- I love open spaces.
- I have a heightened awareness around gift giving. I love functional simple gifts.
- Less is more…buy what you need.
- Bonus Round! I have released 4 pounds this month that have been hanging on!!
An added joy is to go outside, pick basil and kale from my cute little manageable garden.
This morning I made a kale, basil and lime smoothie. I added cauliflower to thicken it up. I use a whey protein powder from happy grass fed cows.
A great way to start my day!
What brings you joy and happiness? Are you holding on to stuff that doesn’t serve you? I would love to hear from you!