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SUSIEGENO SparkPoints: (68,496)
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12/10/13 1:44 P


MOTHERBOARDER SparkPoints: (271,774)
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12/10/13 9:19 A


DIANER2014 Posts: 2,721
12/10/13 7:00 A


ELLI20 Posts: 4,467
12/10/13 12:15 A

yes, once a while

MSKIZ69 SparkPoints: (463,102)
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12/8/13 9:26 P

Yes. usually Sundays-though I am still moving with laundry and housework. But no deliberate exercise emoticon

ROBBIEY SparkPoints: (397,626)
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12/8/13 8:11 P

yes, sometimes.

DKMCFARL Posts: 117
12/8/13 7:15 P


MRS_LAY0907 Posts: 24
12/8/13 2:33 P

I take 1 day a week off :)

RUMLESS Posts: 8
12/8/13 11:46 A

When you are a beginner to exercise it's important to allow your body to heal after you workout. As you get more fit you can increase the frequency and intensity of your sessions and feel less fatigued afterward.

12/8/13 11:14 A

One day a week for rest day! emoticon

DJPERAZA Posts: 2,317
12/8/13 9:47 A

I aim for 1-2 rest days during the week.

12/8/13 9:32 A

The general recommendation is for one rest day a week and one rest WEEK every 12 weeks.

Here are the general exercise guidelines I am learning in my personal training course.

Cardio Training 1-3 times a week
Resistance Training 2-3 times a week

Cardio Training 3-5 times a week
Resistance Training 3-4 times a week

Cardio Training 4-6 times a week
Resistance Training 4-6 times a week

If you get injured, tell your trainer right away. They should adjust your program accordingly.

MLEHTO Posts: 734
12/7/13 11:53 P

Yes, 1 sometimes 2.

SIMONEKP Posts: 2,700
12/7/13 10:25 P

yes, 1 per week

LOUIE-LILY Posts: 5,276
12/7/13 9:40 P

1 or 2

SHOOPETTE SparkPoints: (0)
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12/6/13 3:23 A

I take days off cardio or lifting but not on the same day so I am always doing something

GPHOENIX Posts: 2,839
12/5/13 11:18 P

Yes, Sundays

ELLI20 Posts: 4,467
12/5/13 4:12 P

not very often

12/5/13 4:11 P

I try to do some sort of exercise everyday. If I don't I get lazy and I don't want to exercise the next day either.
It is silly that I sometimes have to force myself to exercise because when I don't exercise it affects my mood and how I feel about myself.

MOTHERBOARDER SparkPoints: (271,774)
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12/5/13 8:53 A


CARRIENIGN SparkPoints: (99,092)
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12/5/13 1:38 A

I take a rest day when I feel physically and mentally exhausted. I try to do what feels right to me at the time. This is about one day a week. I'm a nurse and work three 12 hour shifts on my feet a week, so I don't feel too guilty when I have to take that time. When I used to try to push through it, I felt like my workouts sucked anyway, so it definitely feels better to me to just go with what I'm feeling.

ZRIE014 Posts: 52,564
12/5/13 12:05 A

no i do not

NANLEYKW SparkPoints: (76,244)
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12/4/13 10:24 P

Yes, I take at least one day and usually two days off. And my rest days are pretty much entirely off, other than the energy I expend playing with my kids or doing chores/errands. :)

HHUGHES71 SparkPoints: (104,324)
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12/4/13 9:39 A

Sundays are my "rest" days in that I try to only do about 15 mins of walking. This way I am still taking it easy, but I am still getting in a little bit of cardio.

MIAMEOWS SparkPoints: (5,524)
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12/4/13 9:37 A

I take two days off. My goal each week is to work out at least 45 minutes/per day for 5 days (usually I do longer on the weekends). It seems to be working for me. I don't feel lazy on my off days, I feel proud that I've worked out the other five!

I think if I tried to work out every single day, I would be too sore and too tired to go full out. And then I would feel like I was failing. I need to set smaller goals and meet them to feel good about myself. So five days a week works best for me :)

JAMIRBLAZE Posts: 1,771
12/4/13 9:15 A

Yes. Today, I probably won't formally workout which sometimes makes me anxious - especially when work, illness, etc. makes it two days in a row. But I have a haircut scheduled for after work, and I have a realtor coming on Friday to look at my place, so I will be cleaning and de-cluttering for an hour or two after I get home. So I will definitely be active most of the evening as I'm trying to get my place as close to show condition as possible.

Edited by: JAMIRBLAZE at: 12/4/2013 (09:16)
ZORBS13 SparkPoints: (191,979)
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12/4/13 8:56 A

a rest day doesn't have to mean lying on the couch with a bag of chips.

You could do restorative yoga or go for a short, slow walk.

ROBBIEY SparkPoints: (397,626)
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12/4/13 8:47 A

Yes to rest and recharge.

KELLYFIT123 Posts: 1,312
12/4/13 8:44 A

Yes, I take days off. I don't think this can be all-consuming all the time forever because that's not sustainable. I work out about 5 days a week and I have no problem sitting on my couch reading a book on the days I don't go.

MOTHERBOARDER SparkPoints: (271,774)
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12/4/13 8:41 A


KCLARK89 SparkPoints: (44,161)
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12/4/13 8:29 A

My days off vary depending on my work schedule and what I do on that day varies as well. However, if it's due to working a 7-8 hour shift I don't typically worry about it since I'm on my feet running around all day at work :)

But I will also usually throw in a mile walk doing the loop to my mailbox and back so that is an added little bit of movement!

LEC358 SparkPoints: (11,135)
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12/4/13 8:10 A

I don't intentionally exercise on the weekends but I usually end up walking a couple of miles as I do errands (woohoo for city living!!)

KEEP_GOING247 Posts: 2,350
12/4/13 8:02 A

I take sundays off too

FERNCREST Posts: 1,025
12/4/13 7:41 A


MISSRUTH Posts: 4,232
12/4/13 5:51 A

With strength training, it's important to take a day off and let your muscles work on repair. For cardio, I don't take a day "off" but I do take days where I don't work as hard. I'll go for an easy walk or do a workout video that's pretty easy.

210014631 SparkPoints: (35,652)
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12/4/13 5:43 A

I know most people say to take a day off for recovery but I always feel lazy when I take that day

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