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My body is giving me signs

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Literally !

This week I am listening to my body. Listening to what it is trying to tell me.

Sunday I was on top of my game during my training.

Monday at bikram yoga : I made it to the end of the class, but barely I was exhausted. Post yoga, I almost over ate when I arrived at home. My body was trying to compensate from the tiredness. I know this for sure!

Tuesday (today): I think I will rest. I want to be "top shape" again tomorrow for my strength training.

A little guilt is settling in... though and this is why I am blogging to help me accept this decision. I hope a little rest will be worth it.


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Member Comments About This Blog Post:
SUNKAT 12/2/2012 5:10PM

    Never give up, but resting sometimes is good. Always listen to your body. It does know best. emoticon

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OOLALA53 12/2/2012 4:47PM

    Remember that this is for the long haul. Small to moderate amounts of exercise done consistently do more for your health than a few months of gunning it. Do what is sustainable. Ask yourself for a minimum, say, 5 days a week. Everything beyond that minimum and on your off days is icing on the cake. I ask myself only for the minimum on weekdays, but I often attend one or two dance classes on weekends. They are for fun! And I do better at them when I am keeping up with weekday minimums.

Bottom line is live the way you can likely SUSTAIN living. You will not likely "work out" every day. You can be active somehow most days. And it is good to PLAN days without an obligation. emoticon

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ANDRIANA11 12/2/2012 2:32PM


Guess what I took two days completely off working out. Went for a walk and that was it. It was much needed. During those days I focused on my nutrition - healthy: lean meat, fruits, veg and some carbs -- no more restriction for me because I need to slowly get out of the dieting into the eating balanced and healthy.
Even though I did not move much. At my weigh in I lost 2 kg more. AMEN !
My conclusion is that my body needed to soak up the work out I did and time to show result.

I am happy overall
Thanks for your support sparkers

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MRS_TOAD 11/29/2012 8:51AM

    I hope you got some much needed rest! emoticon

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JESSYVIRGINY 11/28/2012 7:34AM

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ANDRIANA11 11/28/2012 4:23AM

    I woke up this morning feeling normal again with a bit of a headache but feeling a normal tiredness. Yesterday I was short tempered and exhausted ! I mean really tired. Last night I could not even lift my legs. I did some chores then passed out on my bed. I am soooooo glad that I decided to rest. I reallyneeded it. No more guilt because I feel so good now. It was worth it.


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LALMEIDA 11/27/2012 11:02PM

  Resting is important. Great Job listening to your body! emoticon

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PLATINUM755 11/27/2012 9:24PM

    It's amazing all the signal the body sends to us to get us moving in the right direction. All we have to do is listen. If you journal, it's a great place to make notes on how you feel and for me it was easier to see the trends. emoticon emoticon

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FERGSGIRL2 11/27/2012 3:12PM

    good advice

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DOTTIEJANE1 11/27/2012 11:46AM

    Glad you are taking a rest day . This took me a while to learn to do , I now take rest days without guilt as my body needs to recover to make me stronger . Have a great week . Dottie

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PROVERBS31JULIA 11/27/2012 11:30AM


Don't forget - emoticon emoticon emoticon is SOOO necessary to help tired muscles flush all that crud out of the system and rebuild and help with the overall tiredness after a workout! It goes emoticon hand-in-hand with some rest time!!

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X5X52000 11/27/2012 11:07AM

    emoticon emoticon

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DOLLFACEDX 11/27/2012 11:04AM

    a little rest is absolutely necessary- you want to avoid burnout.

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