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Sunday, February 28, 2010

The 3 R's!!

Nope, not read'n, rite'n and 'rithmatic - REST, RELAXATION & REGENERATION!!

Reward your hard workout and yourself with some "ME" time. A good start is sleep - you need at least 6-8 hours a night. You need to relax, enjoy some fun time. All of that gives you RECOVERY/REGENERATION.

You really don't build your body during the actual workout time. You build your body during the 3 R's cycle. Your can work hours on end, but if you do not give your body a chance to recover - you do more harm than good - maybe even some damage after a while. During that down time, whether it be sleep, or just a little quiet time, your body heals itself and grows stronger.

This is a hard lesson to learn for some. Gotta work, gotta push, gotta do one more workout session in a day, gotta , gotta, what ya really GOTTA is RECOVER.

So the next time you question how your program is going - or why you are not seeing the results you were hoping for at this point in time - ask yourself if you are really giving your body a chance to REGENERATE??

Sleep in once in a while, stop and watch a movie, get a massage, sit on the porch and rock in the chair - at least for a little bit. Give your body a rest! It will reward you with the response you were hoping for!
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  • LEAH6206
    This is a great reminder. Thanks!
    3810 days ago
    I"m thrilled you slept in late today. I know I need 8 hours of sleep e very single night or I am a mess. So glad I can do that.

    Enjoy your regeneration day today. You deserve it.
    3810 days ago
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