BABY STEPS

Lately, I have been feeling a bit stuck as a result of being overwhelmed. Sometimes I think I have bitten off more than I can chew. I am a full time flight attendant, a part time yoga instructor and a student taking two separate courses at the same time to feed my inner body nerd’s quest for knowledge all while trying to keep up with my movement practices to keep me healthy and happy.

When I feel overwhelmed I love to walk. Not only does it get my whole body moving, the fresh air instantly changes my mood. I am currently working on my gait. I am always working on something with my body whether it be external rotation of my femurs or a new aerial move. Today I was attempting a posterior push off as I walked. (WAY more on this in future posts) In a nutshell most of us (me included) lift our leg in front of us and fall to walk instead of pushing back with the standing leg to move forward. Our culture is constantly in hip flexion (sit much?) and we have very underused glute and hamstring muscles which are the muscles that are activated by the posterior push off. I don’t know about you but I would much rather hear nice ass than feel back pain and pelvic floor disorders which can result from shortened psoas muscles which are over fried in today’s movement patterns. It is going to take some time but I am starting with baby steps.

I have decided to take my baby step approach to the other things in my life that I am currently working on. If I just start small I will get there. What are you working on? Have you started yet? Could you take a baby step or two to get started? If we all start somewhere with baby steps we might just get some stuff done!

In wellness,
Macala
Flight attendant, teacher and student
(Oh, and now blogger)

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14 thoughts on “BABY STEPS

  1. You encouraged me to move more and to take baby steps to get healthy. I thought I was relatively healthy before. But what you were talking about was so much more. You cheer all of us on to genuine wellness–and not just for now–for a lifetime! IT WORKS! I think of you every day as I make better and better choices. Thank you!!! I feel like I owe you so much!

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  2. I just put Isabella back in school after 6 years of homeschooling. I have so many things to do and on the top of the list is to work on my broken body. If I took more then a baby step, I would end up in the hospital 🙂 I will be doing a lot more walking. With and without dogs. You are so right. Fresh air, the earth under your feet. It’s totally therapy. Changes my mood to. Always for the better

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  3. Thank you for all your inspiration my dear Macala. I am so glad to see your Blog. I love your humor and your writing. Your ideas and your energy motivates us all! Thank you my sweet smart friend.

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  4. First off I want to say awesome blog! I had a quick question which I’d like
    to ask if you do not mind. I was curious to find out
    how you center yourself and clear your mind prior to writing.
    I’ve had difficulty clearing my mind in getting
    my ideas out there. I do take pleasure in writing but it just
    seems like the first 10 to 15 minutes are generally
    wasted just trying to figure out how to begin. Any ideas or tips?

    Thank you!

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    1. Well, I can only speak (or write) for myself but I know my head is most clear when I am eating super clean. I try to stick to a whole 30 template. (Whole30.com) When I am eating well, my focus is razor sharp. The only other tip I have is walking unplugged so I can let my mind wonder!! I hope this helps! It is about time for me to reign in my debaucherous eating ways and do a whole 30!!!

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