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Learning To 'Rest'

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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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    I agree with you, rest is as good as working out. - by THESHEWOLF
  • Thanks for sharing. - by LEANMEAN2
  • BANNERMAN
    Thanks for sharing. - by BANNERMAN
  • BANNERMAN
    Thanks for sharing. - by BANNERMAN
  • Yes, I am leaving rest time in my goal planning. Either two light days or one do nothing day each week, - by CURRAHEE68
  • Great advice - by GWINNER1
  • ESHTEMOA
    So totally agree, our body needs to recuperate as well.
    - by ESHTEMOA
  • ESHTEMOA
    So totally agree, our body needs to recuperate as well.
    - by ESHTEMOA
  • I still need to learn this after five years - I just think I'm slacking if I don't do something every day. But I'm trying. - by CALIDREAMER76
  • Amazing what our body tells us if we listen. - by EBONYSOL
  • The body will speak to us
    It is our duty to listen!!! - by CHERYLSBUTT
  • LCRUMLEY81
    so true - by LCRUMLEY81
  • I needed this reminder today. I am just exhausted and still have a very long day ahead. Thanks for the encouragement. I still feel guilty though. - by SKYVALLEYGAL
  • I totally agree. When I give it my all I am usually good for several days of this. However, sometimes I need to take an extra day off to let my body rest and recover. After doing so I have more energy and have found that my performane does not drop, it usually increases. - by STOGYMAN
  • I liked your comment. I have been setting aside Sunday's just to rest and I work out hard the other six days of the week. Sometimes I feel guilty about this but realized that my body needs a rest and there is NOTHING wrong with that. - by 7DWORPS
  • I think that this is an extremely important lesson that we all need to learn.

    Many of us are in such a hurry to get to the finish line that we don't take enough care of ourselves and sabotage our efforts in the process!

    emoticon - by ANNE-ELIZ
  • Im finding it tough to let go of rest-guilt. Haha.

    Yesterday I ran out of time for my workout, and even though I actually did more minutes walking than my target, I still found myself anoyed I didn't make the gym. - by EADAMUK

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