More about the Recovery Day

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Okay, yes, I know what everyone including my trainer is saying about recovery and why it is important. I will be doing it. I will take an active recovery day on Saturday where I will go for a walk with the bad black dog. Let me explain my fear of this. I am scared I am going to take a day off and like it a little too much and then one day will turn into two days. Also, I just want to get the final 30 pounds off. I know I have all the time in the world to take off the weight, but why take forever? I would rather get it over with and then spend the rest of my life MAINTAINING it instead of just working on LOSING IT. This is not a diet, it is a life change. I can totally understand taking a day or two off once I am at my goal weight. I am still working toward a goal. Of COURSE I could NEVER keep up 3 hours a day for the rest of my life. I don't think I can. But I COULD keep up this for the next three months until I lose the 30 pounds. What I am doing right now, (which is working out every day), has worked since August. I am scared to change what is WORKING. Does that make sense? I am gaining muscle, I am getting stronger, I am losing my arm chewy, the scale is going down by leaps and bounds I am getting into smaller and smaller clothing. These are all GOOD things. Why would I want to change that. Yes, once I have LOST all the weight I want to lose, THEN I can work on total toning and building muscles and take days off. Am I out of my mind for thinking this way? Yes, I am still stressing over it :P
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    Don'y worry about set backs. They will happen even when you are in maintenance mode.
    1941 days ago
    1941 days ago
    It really must be scary to change from something is working so well for you.
    Having a day of rest one day a week so your body can recover is a great plan
    Going for a long walk sounds like a good plan to keep you moving.
    1941 days ago
    you are hooked on the feel good endorphins and that is not a bad thing i think your plan for a leasurely stroll is good you can have your cake and it it too. a day off with miminial exercise will make everyone happy. I felt like you it was slussy out so i didnt go to the gym but I did coaches nicole weight workout. Now tomorrow it will be easier to make another excuse not to go, but I cant because you will be mad at me so I will go thanks
    1941 days ago
    emoticon good for you...keep it going... emoticon emoticon emoticon
    1941 days ago
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