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RICU1952 SparkPoints: (105,065)
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9/16/11 2:36 A

Mine's tomorrow and I'm really looking forward to doing next to nothing.

KAYAKGIRL1108 SparkPoints: (8,577)
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9/15/11 9:54 A

A little downtime is good to let the body repair!

NED333 SparkPoints: (23,138)
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9/14/11 12:33 A

I've found that I keep momentum if I don't look at it as a day off. I just don't do a "workout" but I find ways to move. Like they recommend, just 10 minutes, to especially do something fun. I used to recharge by watching movies or being on the computer but i'm starting to actually recharge more by seeing movement as a blessing to my body and fun instead of a chore.

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9/13/11 7:49 A

I like your thinking, RICU!

With you oh, about 300% on that :) I always pick Sat. or Sunday and love the change of pace.

"If you're going through hell, keep going."

- Winston Churchill

RICU1952 SparkPoints: (105,065)
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9/13/11 2:52 A

I think it should be mandated, not just OK.

9/12/11 3:31 P


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9/6/11 11:25 A

You have to take of yourself first, before you can provide the energy and support to others. That however, does not always mean being lazy. If you need to take time to recharge your batteries, then do so. Just don't trap yourself into thinking that you are taking a day off from your focus on goals. Whatever those goals might be. You deserve to feel energized and healthy. Make an appointment every week for some "me" time.

90KK95KK SparkPoints: (89,140)
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9/1/11 8:07 P

It's necessary to have a lazy day now and then! Your body needs that time to rest and rejuvenate. Don't feel guilty about it--rest is part of a healthy lifestyle.

AUSTIN69 SparkPoints: (3,684)
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9/1/11 7:50 P

Yes. It's healthy for the body to take a day off. Its easier for you to get injured. Then you will really be having a few lazy days.

GONEWLIFE Posts: 7,126
9/1/11 5:08 P

for sure.. actually, I was working out like mad when I first started my weight loss program with Sparks, and then when I plateau'd I stopped for a few days and started losing again ! Like some people mentioned, your body needs to be confused every now and then to continue losing weight, you have to change things up... Now I take at least 2 days off during a week, ususally 3.

8/31/11 10:01 A

You bet!!! I have lazy days with no exercise, but I do not let them occur in a row. Your body needs to rest!

"Life moves pretty fast. If you don't look around once in awhile, you could miss it" ~ Ferris Bueller's Day Off
MARRIKA Posts: 76
8/25/11 4:06 P

of course! Your body needs shake up now and then... if you do the same thing it'll get used to it

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8/25/11 5:44 A

Most definitely! Take the day off. Today my body says to rest and I can really feel the need for it. I need to sleep and be still and quiet. It's time for rejuvenation. Listen to what your body needs and let it happen. There are natural cycles for play and for rest that vary for individuals. You will know when it is the right time for you to hang up the workout clothes and shoes for the day. emoticon

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8/4/11 10:39 A

Rest and Recovery are essential parts of any exercise program

SUPERSYLPH Posts: 1,291
8/2/11 12:11 P

Definitely! I have 2 "lazy" days! On Sunday and Saturday, I only do 10 minutes of exercise instead of the usual 40 minutes a day!

JANLYNN32 Posts: 132
7/27/11 8:20 P

Everybody needs a break and your body could use the rest!! Enjoy your day!! emoticon

All who have accomplished great things have had a great aim; have fixed their gaze on a goal which was high, one which sometimes seemed impossible. -Orison Swett Marden
7/27/11 6:28 P



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SMASH637 SparkPoints: (47,216)
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7/27/11 4:10 P

Definitely! In fact, your body needs those days!

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7/26/11 11:31 P

Absolutely! You don't want exercise to become a chore, that means sometimes you have to take a break, besides that your body needs a break!

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7/26/11 6:54 P

Absolutely. I frequently take the weekend off because having my family home upsets my routine. If I get exercise then it is doing something with the family rather than the treadmill or the gym. You are doing well. Your muscles do need some down time.

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LUANN_IN_PA Posts: 17,075
7/26/11 4:58 P

Not wrong at all!
Even God took a day off after 6 days....

�We cannot change the cards we are dealt, just how we play the hand.�
~ Randy Pausch

"There's a difference between interest and commitment. When you're interested in doing something, you do it only when circumstance permit. When you're committed to something, you accept no excuses, only results."
~ Art Turock

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7/26/11 4:37 P

I've been working out, everyday, non stop for 9 days. Is it okay for me to of taken today and not done a single exercise?? I lost 4 lbs last week, and I know its because of the constant exercise, but, today i'm just tired. I've done light house work and what not, but, i'm really not into exercising today. Tomorrow I know I will get back into it, just, today I wanna take off.. is that wrong??

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