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Saturday, January 26, 2013

i've been thinking about rest a lot lately. pixie-licious posted a great blog: www.sparkpeople.com/mypa

i appreciated that i'm not alone in my quest for balance.
it's been a rough couple of months, physically and emotionally. there were times i wanted to push myself to keep up my exercise, but my body just wouldn't let me. it's hard to know when to push and when to rest, and my inclination is generally to push, but i've learned the importance of listening to my body. i remember, early in my health journey, i'd read SP articles about the importance of rest, and dismissed them. it's ok to take down time. exercise is important, but so is recovery.
i've learned so much. i'm not at the weight i hoped to be, but i am content with all i've learned. eventually, i will find my "happy/healthy" weight. in the meantime, i'll just emoticon
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  • SBULLA1961
    When ever I want to rest I feel like I'm being lazy. I must stop doing that

    2247 days ago

    Comment edited on: 1/26/2013 8:53:28 PM
    People often overlook rest. It's key to losing weight.
    2247 days ago
    I'm glad you are listening to your body's signals. It took me a long time to figure that out, but now that I'm finally doing it, I see firsthand the wisdom in it!

    2247 days ago
  • CYND59
    Yes, That is a good blog on rest.
    You do have to take a break when you feel that you are over doing it. Your body does need a rest day every now and then. I have some medical issues right now that keep me from exercising seven days a week but I use to always give my body one day a week to "relax and rest".
    2247 days ago
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