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To Rest Or Not To Rest?? That Is The Question....

Saturday, July 13, 2013

So today is my R&R day I have found that in the past if I don't take a rest day I get soooo tired through the next week that I feel almost burnt in order to prevent that feeling I always have taken a rest day Just read this the other day in the oxygen magazine...."Active recovery days can help send blood flow to your muscle tissues, flush out inflammatory molecules and replace glycogen stores, which reduces soreness and aids in recory. But it's important to take at least one complete rest day per week to give your body the opportunity to fully heal." There for my complete rest day is justified!.... So Do you take a full day to rest? Just curious.

Yesterday I did this workout called "Pioxing Power Sculpt 1" this workout zoomed in on the lower body but for some reason my core is really awesomely SORE!! This 15 minute short but intense workout made my whole body sore! But the core really got it!! I haven't been this sore in ages...I do try really hard to get this sore...sure I get sore but not like this! LOVING the feeling of a fantastic workout!! LOL more muscle!!


So today is not only my R&R day its my FREE DAY!! I woke up thinking about the puffed wheat cake my mom made yesterday and had some for breakfast! YUM! And had some homemade potato salad right after...yummie....must say LOVE FREE DAYS!! I just love the idea of scarfing down food (within reason of course) to trick my body and mind into losing more in the following days to come!!

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  • MACMOM57
    Great blog. I take a rest day. Enjoy yours.
    1742 days ago
    No rest for the wicked lol I always have something to do!
    1743 days ago
  • DS9KIE
    well you know don't and is just because then I start to take a loooong break and a month later..oops

    But I do take easy on one or two days do I know if its easy well that is easy I don't feel tiered or
    1743 days ago
    I do not take a rest day - I am not exercising anything like your schedule but do you think I should? I basically do 35-45 minutes of cardio/strength training every day. I also do a 20 minute over the steep hill walk every morning.
    I honestly don't feel sore enough that I need to rest but with what you were saying in the magazine - I'd be interested to hear what you think! I am a total newbie to exercise - never done it formally before ever!
    1743 days ago
  • UFEDAK85
    Garfield! I loved reading the comics as a kid growing up and I still do! My son loves reading as well! haha

    As you know, I do and plan to continue taking my rest days. Like you said, when you work your body hard, it needs rest to continue working hard otherwise you burn out!

    You totally deserve your rest day so enjoy! And then tomorrow, it's back to the workouts! emoticon
    1743 days ago
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