Thursday, December 20, 2007

Work out

I know a lot of you out there are wondering how I stay so fit.
It is simple really.

I just make sure that I get in a good stretch work out every day, in addition to my cardio work out.
The cardio part is just tearing around the house as fast as I can, and includes racing along the back of the couch and jumping over the back of the big easy chair.
Every few days I also incorporate tree climbing. I'm up to four trees each session now. I always try to climb just a little higher each time too.

But stretching is key to staying limber. If you just do cardio you won't be able to make the kinds of moves necessary to get the string when it is dangled and pulled by the feeder folk.

So...begin with a nice cross stretch with right paw over left.
Bend your tail in the same direction as your right paw.
Keep your head and ears up, following the direction of your stretch.

Next reverse the stretch. This time put your right paw over your left, and bend your tail to the left as well.
For an added work out, hold your paw up for a count of five.
Try looking to your right.
Now lay flat, and point your muzzle in one direction, and your tail in the other.

Stand and cross your legs, holding your paw up for a count of nine.
Or one count for each life you have left.
Finally work on your "S" shape.
Be sure to find a great backdrop for your work out too.
It is a mind/body connection thing.
If you look good, you will feel good.
After your work out, take some time to wash up, and then settle in for a nice nap.
Hopefully when you wake up the people will have tidied the litter box, and you can reward them by begging for a treat.


Vicki said...

Oh, Tiggie, I was cracking up while I read about your fitness routine. It reminds me of Spooky. Keep it up, you look good!

Spooky said...

Tiggie, I do my cardio routine every night, just after Treater and Napper go to bed. I exercise my vocal cords at the same time. Singing opera is a secret passion of mine.

I'm the queen of stretching, too. I usually just flop down on my side and arch my back 'way back to where my head almost touches my tail, and then I just lie there. Napper usually starts calling me "road kill" when I do that. He thinks he's so funny, but he is great for a nap every afternoon, so I let him laugh.

Miss Kitty, NFC said...

Dear Tiggie, your exercise plan is wonderful and, of course, fun. I find that combining fun things with working out is quite beneficial. Like you, I also enjoy racing across the back of the sofa and love seat. Sometimes I also jump on the window sill by slaloming between the vertical blinds. It makes a lovely rattling noise. Oh, and racing up and down the hall is great fun too.

Then I have a very long nap in the rocking chair....a cat needs her beauty sleep.

Cat with a Garden said...

Guess what, I do that cardio exercise too! I'm quite into Yoga, plus I do treeclimbing... Hehehehe, no one can get at me. Except with treats!
I added you to my blogroll.
Purrs, Siena
P.S.: Please tell Hart that my mom adores his green eyes.

Anonymous said...

Tiggie, I like your fitness routine, think I will start doing the same. *MEOW*