Saturday, January 16, 2010


The other night at my training session, I had one of the most frustrating workouts I have had in a long time. We were working out legs, and there were so many things I just couldn't do! My inability to do the exercises had nothing to do with my energy or strength, and everything to do with my inability to be flexible. Dan made variations of the exercises so that I could work on stretching, but that was even frustrating because it just hurt so bad.

As we were talking through some of the exercises, I realized that flexibility isn't just something I need to work on physically, but rather something I need to apply to my everyday life. In my life everything happens on time, in a particular way (predetermined by me of course) and if there is any variance to that, I basically panic. I am not spontaneous. I do not like surprises. I am not relaxed or laid back. I do think that my kids, my husband, and everyone else around me (myself included) would benefit from me learning to be a little more flexible. I think there is a lot of life I miss out on when I get too caught up in all of my plans.

So...this is officially one of my New Year's Resolutions. Become more flexible. I will try a Yoga class. I will work on being more flexible, especially where my family is concerned. I will NOT be afraid of bending....


  1. What a fantastic goal! I think I swing a little too far in the opposite direction--I am a bit too flexible (lifewise) and get a little too spontaneous. I am always trying to be more disciplined. Funny, huh?