As I have been getting “back on the wagon” I have become keenly aware of something…my posture. I sit at a desk all day working on a computer. I have been noticing more and more how poor my posture is, and know that I need to do something about it. what better way to find the thing that works best for me then by hitting Pinterest and experimenting a little right?!?!
I have to be honest too, part of my noticing this was out of pure vanity. I get to work early every day so I can walk a little but before hitting the office. The other day I was walking past the hospital and scoped out my reflection in the window…it was shocking how I was standing/walking. I straightened myself up and instantly saw how much better I looked. Now, I had to do all this while still moving so as not to look like a complete freakazoid…so what did I do when I got home? Stood in front of my mirror in profile checking myself out some more. (the kids were laughing their butts off)
By the end of the day, I felt like my profile was more cave woman then business woman. I mean, wow! And the difference it made when I took the time (and mental energy) to stand up straight and tall…BAZINGA! I looked taller (duh), but also my tummy looked flatter, just an overall leaner version of me! And I’ve got to say, Momma likey!!
So, as I continue to gear up for vacation (1 more week), I am going to experiment with some of the pins I’ve gotten to see how II can improve my posture. I mean, the image in my head that I have of how awesome I am going to look walking the beach in SC, tall and lean…well, as tall and lean as my 5’2″ self can 🙂
Did you know that your little tummy “pouch” could be a result of poor posture? I didn’t.
I also found out some new things about what kind of negative effects poor posture can have on other areas of your life. Did you know it can deepen depression, cause career problems, even increase risk of death! Check out this article I found on 7 Weird Ways Your Posture Messes With You. Talk about scary!!
So this week I will be trying a few of these pins out:
I know that the best thing I can probably do for this is to just be more aware, but strengthening the right muscles has got to help too, right!
Lets walk tall together on our JOURNEY!! #imfitpossible