Thursday, April 22, 2010

What's your strongest sense?

Yesterday was a gloomy day in LA, Christine and I decided to hike Runyon regardless. It was really windy which made the hike more difficult due to the increased resistance. Later my body was feeling really tight so I did an ab routine and then went in the dry sauna to stretch. I fell asleep early and slept incredibly good.

Today I trained my back and shoulders. I've learned a few new moves incorporating stability training. Using a stability ball is great for your core (my lesson yesterday was on core work). One move I love is balancing your feet on the ball and performing push ups, then holding in plank position. It's difficult but the results are rewarding.

While I was at the gym I started thinking about our five senses. Do you know what your strongest sense is? Mine is my hearing, I hear EVERYTHING. Sound is a big inspiration for me. As an actress it's the only way to trigger me to cry, I have to take a moment, listen to music and write before I can get there. I also CAN NOT weight train or do cardio without music. Music inspires me in every way, I love music for so many reasons.

On the other hand, I have an awful sense of smell and taste......maybe that's why I'm able to have such a strict diet, who knows. It's good to know your senses so you can build your health regimen around your strongest one. For example if your touch is the strongest maybe you should take up a contact sport? If your sight is the strongest maybe you should get outdoors and run, hike, etc., so you can get visual stimulation. It can make a huge difference.

Thank you for reading and no matter what shape or size you are, always love yourself!!!


This is another feel good tip and a bit cheesy. I read an article and it stated if you smile more, you will feel better, and make others feel better. Today let's all smile, feel good, and be happy :)