We’ve been having a lot of fun at home with indoor games and pre-K activities, I’ve been trying to initiate him with some school work I have found online for kids his age and he is responding really well, I’m not intending to home school him, just doing it for fun, he is started kindergarden this month and I want him to be prepare for what they might put him on.
In the potty training area Ollie has been great, no accidents at all, but we are still working on the “not taking all your clothes off when you go to the potty” and “cleaning yourself” areas. This is the tricky part, especially when he starts school, the principal assured me that they are prepared for kids doing stuff like that (it’s a private school so I’m calmed because they don’t have a lot of kids in their classes and can give more attention to the kids).
Any way! A new stage it’s coming up for Ollie and me, it will be a full time school, not like the day care he was in. We still have a lot of work to do before his first day school but I’m sure everything will go great. He is a brave boy and will learn lots of stuff in his new school.
Squat & Press: The important thing here is you want to try to get your arms as high above your head as possible at the very top of the movement. To make it happen, go with a lighter weight. Gallo recommends 1-3 pounds. Start with legs shoulder-width apart, standing straight, with arms also shoulder-width apart, holding weights, directly in front of your face.
Sit back into a squat, while simultaneously pushing arms up straight above your head as high as you can, rotating your hands so that palms face out at the top, and squeezing elbows as close together as possible. “You should almost have the sensation that the weight in your hands isn’t going anywhere,” Gallo says, that’s how fluid the movement should be.
Gallo stresses the benefits of elbow adduction in this exercise, which just means squeezing the elbows in as close to touching as possible. It adds another level of resistance and works a part of the arm you might not be used to working.
5 Reasons to Stand Up Straight: Surprising reasons to stop slouching, plus easy ways to perfect your posture. Remember how your mother always nagged you to stand up tall? While she was probably trying to help you look slimmer and more confident (both big perks of perfect posture), straightening up also offers concrete health benefits for your whole body. Good posture is as important to your health as eating right, exercising, and getting enough sleep. It means less wear and tear on joints, less fatigue, and even less neck and back pain. Here are five excellent reasons to stand (and sit) tall:
1. Less back pain. Sitting in front of your computer or in the car all day — especially in a hunched or slouched position — increases pressure on disks in the spine, which can cause its supporting muscles and ligaments to degenerate sooner, says Esther Yaniv, M.D., a physical medicine and rehabilitation specialist in Austin, TX. This can lead to back pain and may worsen herniated disks or pinched nerves.
2. More energy. Good circulation is crucial to keeping your mind alert and body energized. But slumping tightens your chest and compresses your lungs — which means less oxygen makes its way into your bloodstream, leaving you tired, stressed, and mentally foggy. And strain in any part of your body saps energy, says Yaniv: “Tense postures have the same fatiguing effect as holding a biceps curl for two hours.”
3. Fewer headaches. Headaches are a common by-product of our constant use of computers and other electronic gadgets — notice how gravity draws your head forward when you’re staring at a screen. Trouble is, that position pulls on neck muscles and sensitive nerves in the back of your head and cuts blood flow to the brain. The result: a throbbing noggin. Sit straighter and you’ll prevent the pain.
4. Fewer bone and joint aches. Poor posture can be a slowly occurring injury that can lead to the shortening of muscles over time. For example, slouching when you’re sitting causes hip flexors to become shorter and less flexible than they should be, leading to joint pain. And if you sit with rounded shoulders, you may get rotator-cuff pain. Over time, this wear and tear can lead to arthritis.
5. Better digestion. Slouching on the sofa after eating causes your tummy muscles to tighten, which can push stomach acid into your esophagus and cause heartburn. Standing or sitting up straight allows your digestive system to work more efficiently, so you won’t experience that or other gastro problems, like gas. Instant Posture-Perfecters:
WHILE STANDING: Imagine a straight line along the side of your body from your ear through your shoulder, hip, and knee down to the middle of your ankle. Pretend you have a string pulling just your head up to the ceiling; keep your shoulders pushed back and down. Tuck in your stomach and pelvis. Let your hands hang behind the side seams on your pants. Distribute your weight evenly along the full length of both of your feet.
WHILE SITTING: Place your feet flat on the ground with your hips, knees, and ankles creating 90-degree angles. If your legs are short, don’t let your feet dangle — use a footrest instead. Sit deep — there should be no gap between your tush and back of the chair. Make sure there are about two inches between the front edge of the seat and the backs of your knees. Support your lower back with a small pillow or a small, soft inflatable ball. Keep space between your ears and your shoulders by pulling your shoulders back and down. Hold your chin in line with your chest — don’t jut it forward.
I’ve been pretty down as my previous post show, but by mid day I’ve been feeling much better (might be the meds) who cares, I feel better, but I still have a lot to talk in my next session. And onto happier things, here is Ollie playing with a mix of flour, water and corn starch, I wanted to do something like clay but I ran out of flour and starch.
Ollie had a lot of fun with it and made a big mess in the bathroom and was really excited with that, the cats were also playing with him. Oh and by the way, Gueta it’s finally getting close to Ollie, she used to hide all day and ran from him, but she is getting used to him being loud and never stop running, Tita don’t have a care in the world and loves Ollie even when he gets too squishy with her, this is what matter. What really matters, family happiness. I love it.