15 Rules Fit Women Always Follow

My first post! So excited to share my first post with you. Yesterday, I woke up to some amazing news. I found out that Brit + Co featured me in their article, “15 Rules Fit Women Always Follow” written by Krista Gray.

Krista interviewed incredibly healthy, strong, inspirational women to publish. The list included Jillian Michaels of NBC’s The Biggest Loser, ToneITUP.com founders Karena and Katrina, and Jilian Lorenze, co-founder of The Barre Code. I was (lucky) #7 tip.

I loved all of the tips given. Especially, tip number five from dance instructor, Allie Gavin. I highly recommend you go through the list and find those that resonate with you. Check out the post here.

My tip was to save time for stretching. I know this might sound glaringly obvious coming from a yoga teacher. But it is very important for everyone to do it regularly!

Back when I first started training for my first marathon in 2004, I was so focused on logging training miles (into an already busy schedule) that I often skipped stretching at the end. This was a BIG MISTAKE! I did cross the finish line, however, not without knee injuries, back problems, and tight hamstrings as a result of not stretching.

Don’t make the same mistake I did. Make sure you include stretching daily. Even if it’s just a few seated twists at your desk, shoulder rolls, or side bends. Do it. Your body will thank you. And if you add mindful breathing to it, inhaling deeply while holding the stretch, you are stretching smartly. Which essentially, is one of the secrets to true yoga-connecting with your breath.