I don't think anybody was judging you. Sometimes, rest days, as in not doing exercise at all, are actually a good thing, particularly when you've been working out too hard. (Ask me how I know... I'm STILL recovering from my latest overtraining mistake, and the others are right when they say you could end up being out of commission, exercise-wise, for more than just a day or two if you push and refuse to allow your body rest.)
That being said, there's absolutely nothing wrong with wanting to get in at least 10 minutes of light activity on your "rest" days; that is what I try to do as well. Today is a rest day, for example, so I'm going to do some yoga later this evening, along with 2 or 3 core ST moves, because I also really, really try to get in at least 10 minutes of exercise-type activity every day. Yoga helps with soreness too because it's a lot of stretching.
There's nothing wrong with taking days completely off from exercise too, when your body truly needs it (and sometimes it does!). That doesn't mean sitting on the couch watching TV all day, or doing nothing at all physically. Even when I'm not actively exercising because I've pushed too hard, I'm usually still active throughout the day. I still take the stairs, and I still park far away in the parking lot, and I still walk a lot because I'm in college and walk around campus all the time. I don't look at my rest days as days to do nothing at all, just as days to recover physically. Everyone has different things that they know work for them. Just take it easy, whatever you choose to do, because having to truly recover for a long time, from an overuse injury, or simply from exhaustion, is super not fun.
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