Your nervous system is a funny thing. It wants to stay where it’s at. If you introduce a daily stretching routine into the equation, your nervous system will panic.
It doesn’t want to get out of it’s comfort zone. Sound familiar?
And it’s a great metaphor for life. At first, you will struggle. You’ll feel frustrated, and want to quit, because the stretches will be painful, and you won’t see any results.
Then, surely but VERY slowly, you will begin to see results. Your nervous system, and muscles, will have adopted a brand new comfort zone. And then you have to push it from there. You have to keep pushing it!!
I have been stretching daily since early January 2010. I’m not where I want to be with my stretches. I have made progress for a few months, and then regressed. It’s a lot like my life. And that’s why I love it. Because I keep trying every day. No matter how I feel that day, I will ALWAYS do my morning stretching.
Nowadays, I listen to inspirational music when I stretch. The louder the music, the more motivated I am to push myself harder.
Stretching + Music + A Burning Desire to Improve my life = Success.
Again, I am nowhere NEAR where I want to be. When I was younger, I participated in all types of dance classes, karate, and gymnastics. I was ridiculously flexible. And now, I am trying to get it back. I will not be stopped, and neither will you.
Keep pushing the limits.
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