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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!

- Submitted by AAEBERT 6/6/2010 in Exercise | 18 Comments
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THESHEWOLF 8/10/2013 4:27:00 PM

I agree with you, rest is as good as working out.
LEANMEAN2 8/10/2013 9:22:00 AM

    Thanks for sharing.
BANNERMAN 8/9/2013 10:08:00 PM

    Thanks for sharing.
BANNERMAN 8/9/2013 10:08:00 PM

    Thanks for sharing.
BLPRETTYGIRL1 8/9/2013 9:07:00 PM

CURRAHEE68 8/9/2013 9:02:00 PM

    Yes, I am leaving rest time in my goal planning. Either two light days or one do nothing day each week,
GWINNER1 8/9/2013 12:44:00 PM

    Great advice
ESHTEMOA 8/9/2013 11:19:00 AM

    So totally agree, our body needs to recuperate as well.
ESHTEMOA 8/9/2013 11:17:00 AM

    So totally agree, our body needs to recuperate as well.
CALIDREAMER76 8/9/2013 11:16:00 AM

    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.
EBONYSOL 8/9/2013 10:11:00 AM

    Amazing what our body tells us if we listen.
CHERYLSBUTT 8/9/2013 9:59:00 AM

    The body will speak to us
It is our duty to listen!!!
LCRUMLEY81 8/9/2013 8:31:00 AM

    so true
SKYVALLEYGAL 8/9/2013 7:19:00 AM

    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.
STOGYMAN 6/7/2010 2:13:00 AM

    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.
7DWORPS 6/6/2010 10:10:00 PM

    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.
ANNE-ELIZ 6/6/2010 9:57:00 PM

    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!

EADAMUK 6/6/2010 9:48:00 PM

    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.

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