I mentioned that I am trying to learn to do a perfect squat. I’ve got a long way to go – literally, there are a whole lot of inches before I can get my tush where it needs to be. I’m not naturally flexible, so this is a process. And can I just say that I hate instructions that say things like, “sit like you are going to sit in a chair and then just go all the way down.” Oh, really?!? No mention of “…and if your legs simply won’t bend that way because you haven’t taken a yoga class in 10 years and you are stiff as a board, try this instead…” Nope. Just go all the way down. Sigh….
But, I am determined. So, along with doing squats while working out, I am trying to find every day ways to practice my squat.
Fortunately, I have a dog.
Times to practice getting knees to bend and my butt towards the floor:
- Picking up and replacing food and water bowls
- Hooking on, and removing, the outdoor tie out
- Hooking on, and removing, the leash for walks and trips outside
- The cleaning up of dog poo on said walks and trips outside
- While toweling down and drying Hermes from walks in the rain
- While mopping up the floor when he shakes in the kitchen before I can towel him down from the walk in the rain
- While performing manditory “I love you!” scratches and pets
- The daily chore of picking up throw pillows and blankets that Hermes has decided do not belong on the couch and would look better on the floor
Really, he does it all for me. He’s my little furry workout buddy.