Today is the first in a new series called 5-Points Friday.
I got the idea from the one and only Tim Ferriss (I am subscribed to his 5-Bullet Friday emails which are fun because he’s always up to something outlandish & unheard of). Definitely creep on him.
This seems like the perfect way for me to check in with you guys during the week. Plus I love the idea of a little more consistency because blogging has kind of become a creative outlet for me. And when I say ‘kind of’ I really mean it’s my new fav hobby.
Also, it is completely natural for me to avoid schedules like the ZIKA virus so this will be a nice little challenge for me. Enjoy!
recipe I’m experimenting with —
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Just made Energy Balls for the first time. So good! Perfect when you want something sweet. If I can do it, anyone can💋 Oats & Flax & Chia & PB & Chocolate Chips & more Recipe from my fav dietitian @dani_the_rd ❤ #healthysnacks #groundflax #nutritionnotcalories #trysomethingnewtoday #Nutiva
physical therapy fun fact —
Headaches can originate from our breathing patterns. What?? I know!! Too crazy. This week I learned the difference between chest breathing & ribcage breathing. Chest breathing is not so great because our neck muscles attach there (at our chest) so if we are constantly chest breathing, then we are constantly using those neck muscles to help us breathe. We are using them more than we should be, which can exhaust the muscle. Turns out, our neck muscles can refer pain to our heads >> which can cause headaches! What we should do is breathe with our ribcages, which is a deeper breath, that doesn’t refer pain causing a headache. Bottom line: try breathing with your ribcage vs with your chest and see if you notice any difference throughout the day.
new exercise I’m feeling —
Push-up with Side Plank: I have to modify this one. I do the push up in modified push up form (on my knees). After getting to the ‘up’ part of the push up, I get into a plank position, and then twist open to one side to end in side plank. Then, I turn back to plank position, and do another modified push up before repeating on the opposite side. Keep the core tight for this one.
quote I’m reflecting on —
“The only person you need permission from is yourself.” – Gary Vaynerchuk
most popular tweet —
— Jess, PT Contender (@ptcontender) March 2, 2017
What was one of the highlights of your week?
Have you ever tried making Energy Balls/Bites? I know there are so many recipes out there. (Plz lmk…I am OBSESSED)
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