When I work out, I give it ALL I've got, til I'm 'empty'. I am now learning that it's ok to just 'REST'. When your body has done all it can do, it's ok to rest for a day, or two. Then get right back at it! I've found that after a 2 day resting period, I am stronger and can do more!
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Having a hard time exercising in your target heart rate zone? Maybe you need to check your resting heart rate! If you are getting regular cardio, your resting heart rate will decrease. Since your target heart rate is based on your resting heart rate, it's important to periodically check your resting heart rate and adjust your target heart rate as your resting heart rate decreases.
I do this driving to work: hold steering wheel at 10 and 2 o'clock, take a deep breath, then on the exhale, grip the wheel, tense upper body, and flex you butt and legs count to 3 release and breath in deeply, pause-relax, normal breaths. Repeat 10 x, rest and do 10 more.
be sure to do this slowly and rest between so you do not hyperventelate
We all want that perfect figure, but beating ourself up is no help. Try to lighten up a little. I take my new lifestyle very seriously but if I have something I shouldn't I just try to overcome it, move on and try to make better choices the next time.
The idea is learn from our mistakes and learn to make healthy choices we can live with not to feel deprived and hungry.
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