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BRITOMART Posts: 7,586
1/2/14 9:19 P

A week isn't long. However, a lot depends on how long you were exercising before you took the week off! If you have been regular and regularly increasing intensity over a significant time, starting where you were should be fine.

For me, longer exercise breaks usually need me to pay more attention to form and body 'use' than to the amount of work I do. Carelessness after a break causes more injuries than most other changes in routine imo.

Britomart

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SIMPLYJANE2014 SparkPoints: (4,102)
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1/1/14 9:15 P

Doing something is better than doing nothing! I wrote this down from a SparkPeople article just today emoticon

ITSABSURD SparkPoints: (18,393)
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1/1/14 2:31 P

I've been off the bandwagon for about 3 months and am finally getting back into the groove of things. Although I'm not where I left off, it's surprising how much I've still retained and can push myself.

You can do it!

SANDRASHINES Posts: 327
1/1/14 2:21 P

thank you

SPARK_COACH_JEN Posts: 58,124
1/1/14 12:32 P

If it's only been a week, you should be okay to resume your regular routine. Just take it slow and listen to your body if it feels like you need to decrease the intensity a little.

Hope that helps,

Coach Jen

"You may have a fresh start any moment you choose, for this thing that we call "failure" is not the falling down but the staying down." Mary Pickford

"No matter how slow you go, you are still lapping everybody on the couch."
ETERNAL_STUDENT SparkPoints: (4,658)
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1/1/14 11:15 A

Walking is considered active recovery; you should be able to just start right back in provided you don't have any underlying health conditions.

SANDRASHINES Posts: 327
1/1/14 10:50 A

I didn't do much exercise this past week, just a little bit of walking. Should I start again slowly, or Go back into it at the same pace I was doing it before?

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