"Do any of you take a break or do you go, go, go?" Smart people take a day off and do not "go. go. go" to the point of burnout and/or injury.
"We cannot change the cards we are dealt, just how we play the hand." ~ Randy Pausch
"There's a difference between interest and commitment. When you're interested in doing something, you do it only when circumstance permit. When you're committed to something, you accept no excuses, only results." ~ Art Turock
"We have a saying in Tibet: If a problem can be solved, there is no use worrying about it. If it can't be solved, worrying will do no good." ~ 7 Years in T
A "day off" or lighter activity Rest Day is VERY important for your muscles to recover. This is especially true if you are just starting out and your muscles are being challenged. In order for them to grow stronger the tissue needs to heal the "micro-tears" that occur in the muscle fiber....
This is another good reason to set up a variety of exercise activities that you enjoy. Rotating your exercise will challenge different muscle groups, allowing healing to take place...and giving you better overall fitness.
You might want to look into some of the SPark Seated videos (they are simple, good starting ones!)) for some introductory strength training short segments to do on alternate days.
Personally, I mix up longer walks with days of bicycling, and throw in "days off" where I do my phys therapy floor exercises, light strength training, and gardening. All the best... enjoy!! patti
PS I got a chuckle out of your tag line: What doesn't kill you makes you stronger. I have some Irish family heritage, and the motto was "Aut vincere, aut mori" (Either conquer or die)…. lets just say neither of us want to worry about the kill you/die part!!
Edited by: LADYSTARWIND at: 7/30/2018 (02:01)
Patti "The only thing we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given to us." Gandalf: Lord of the Rings