Confessions of a fitblogger, part 3

You might have seen the first and second installments of my “confessions” series here and here.

But, for those of you who don’t know, I have a habit of laying out my confessions now and then, of random things you might not know about me or, better yet – might not expect coming from a self-professed fitblogger.

But make no mistake, I have plenty of imperfections and I’m happy to admit them here for your reading pleasure. đŸ˜‰

Today’s confession: I have what I’ve determined to be a severe lack of flexiblity.

It’s amazing how much I’m learning about myself during the Core Fusion Challenge…and I’m just three days in. Can’t imagine what I’ll be admitting to ya’ll by the end of the month. Hehe.

During today’s Core Fusion workout – which was Core Fusion: Lean & Toned, I got a huge dose of reality at just how ridiculous inflexible I really am. And, that my left leg is absurdly more tight and inflexible than my right (my dominant leg).

I mean, I’ve always known that I’m not the most flexible gal around, but seriously, I think I have a problem. I honestly think I am the LEAST flexible human being that ever existed.

I can barely touch my toes, for one.

For two, during some of the stretching today, I compared myself to those on the screen and the difference is, well, incerdibly obvious. Well duh – I know, they are professionals, they do this for a living, they are Core Fusion experts. I know, I know. BUT to think that I can barely straighten my legs out in front of me with my back against the wall? Well that’s just scary. And  most definitely dangerous (i.e. injury prone), too.

So now, I’m sitting here kicking myself a little bit that I’ve let it get to this point. I rarely – if EVER – stretch after I run or after any workout, for that matter. Yes, running exacerbates the tight hamstrings especially, but if I’m running and not even stretching afterwards, well duh, problem! I’ve always said that yoga and pilates aren’t “me” but I think that’s just been an excuse to avoid that type of workout all together. I don’t like it because it’s hard for me to accept that I’m “bad” at something, especially when it comes to fitness.

I know, so silly – but hey, this is a “confessions” post, right?

So now that I’ve admitted that I have a problem, how am I going to fix it?

Well – Core Fusion is going to help me big time in this area. But I need to do more, be more congnizant of the importance of stretching. Not just after a workout but as a regular part of my day. I’m going to start stretching at night, regarldess of whether I worked out that night or in the AM, just to keep my body loose…or looser than it’s been to date. It certainly can’t hurt.

I’ll be damned – by the end of this month, I’ll have mastered a couple of these Core Fusion moves AND I’ll be able to touch my toes (or come much closer to it).

So, I’m issuing a Stretching SOS. I’d love your thoughts on other stretching to incorporate beyond what I’ve laid out here. As much as it pains me to admit, I’m certainly no expert in proper stretching technique, clearly.  Comments, please. đŸ™‚