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A Day of Rest

Monday, January 21, 2013

Yesterday I took the day off. Oh, I ate healthy enough, but as far as exercise went it was just some walking in place and stretching. I feel great today. Everyone needs time to relax and recharge.

I was reading a friend's feed and she took the day off, too. She said, however, it wasn't worth it. That got me to thinking. It can be hard to relax, especially when we have momentum going and we don't want to break it. I realized that it takes effort to relax just as it takes effort to get going. Relaxation has to be a habit just as fitness does.

For those of you who find this hard and/or are visual folks, imagine this scenario. You forgot to plug in your laptop or cell phone. Before long there is no charge. The only thing to do is put it on the charger and let it sit and recharge. And no, you do not have another battery waiting, so don't go there.

Monday is here and I am recharged. So much so I was up at 2am and wide awake. Today I am working on my corner of the world. A little sanctuary where I can unwind at the end of the day or as needed. It's part of my Feeling Fit Friends Valentine Challenge.

Happy, blessed Monday, friends.

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
63KEEPONGOING 1/27/2013 12:57PM

  Everyone needs their own little santucuary. When the days are warm (37 today, I think)I love to be alone with the Lord at the Park.

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A-NEW-TARA 1/21/2013 5:54PM

    Time for relaxation is just as important as time for fitnuess and nutrition planning. It is all about balance, thank you for reminding us about the this important part of a healthy life.

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LIVINGFREE19 1/21/2013 4:02PM

    Glad to hear that you are recharged, that always helps.


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DAISY443 1/21/2013 11:16AM

    Yesterday must just have been one of those days we need to recharge sometimes and come back with renewed enthusiasm!

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NEW-CAZ 1/21/2013 10:16AM


have a good week hun emoticon

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PIXIE-LICIOUS 1/21/2013 9:02AM

    I take Sunday's off...or so I tell myself. I say "No exercise today" but then I end up doing something anyway. But I do less than what I do every other day of the week.

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CANDY58 1/21/2013 7:15AM

    I took the day off myself- I have a few hours of a nice quiet house. I agree we all need days like this.

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AZMOMXTWO 1/21/2013 6:59AM

  it is good to take a day off once in a while and to feel recharged

have a great day

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