Sneaking Exercise Into My Day

Lately I have been carrying a lot of stress in my neck and shoulders. I have a lot going on right now – caring for my family, managing the boys’ busy schedules, starting a new business, volunteering my time, etc. (like many of you, I am sure)- so it’s no surprise as things are just busy right now.  Exercise has always been one of the best ways for me to de-stress and relax and I haven’t been able to fit it in.

I recently joined the Campbell County YMCA and am working on creating a plan that will allow me to do everything I need to do, and help me dedicate some quality time taking care of my mind, body and spirit. But since I haven’t made it there yet, I haven’t been able to reap those rewards.

Today I was online over lunch and found this GREAT desk yoga video on YouTube that focuses on neck and shoulders.  I tried it and have to say it did help. I do feel a little better – more relaxed even. The moves are really easy (I have never done yoga before…) and the video is pretty quick, coming in at just 3:57.

Disclosure: The YMCA was kind enough to provide me with a membership so that my family could experience the YMCA and all that it has to offer. I’ll be chronicling my efforts here at MommyBits and periodically on my other blog, Family Friendly Cincinnati. You can also follow along on Twitter at the hashtag #WhyTheY

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  1. Andi says:

    Thanks for the video. Sometimes I go to the handicap stall and do some exercises because I don’t want my coworkers making comments about what I’m doing at my desk (although it doesn’t affect them, you know how people chatter of you dot sit still and type)

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