Rest days are a gift to my body
Monday, November 26, 2012
Good morning sparkers
Last week, after my wednesday training with a personal trainer, I noticed how weak I was during the training. We increased the intensity of my workout. I usually adapt fast, except that day I was lacking energy compare to other days.
So I reflected on what may have affected my energy level... I went for a run on tuesday morning and did not sleep enough that night. Naturally I did not have enough energy during my training the next day.
Lesson 1: sleep deeply + force myself to sleep early.
On thursday, I took a full rest day - it was a holiday at work. I read that muscles need to recuperate and heal after intense workouts. I felt a little guilty, so I moved a little: cleaned the house, went for a walk on the beach, thentook a nap.
Lesson 2: rest days are golden.
Even though I rested more than usual my weightloss was satisfying. Not too little and not too much, just within the healthy range. Rest days are a gift to my body. After this experience, I am working on spacing out my workouts so as to let my body enjoy the benefits of each training.
Just thought I would share a little lesson I learnt.
Always glad to read your views and experiences sparkers.