Give Your Body a Rest
All of you readers know how much I love the crisp weather, windows open, leaves falling, autumn days. The worst part about it is your immune system transitioning to the cool temperatures. Every year for the past five or six years, I’ve been getting sick right around this time. And bingo---I’m sick again! I’m ALWAYS coming down with the worst sinus infections where I have no choice but to miss work and be in bed for three to four days. This time I think it may be bronchitis. I was SO determined to start running this week, but of course, my immune system has to throw me a curve ball. When I get home from work ALL I want to do is sleep and relax. And you know what? I’m going to do just that. Our bodies need a break once in a while, and although it’s super important to stay active and exercise, it’s just as important to give your body the rest it needs. Although we all want to reach our goal in shedding the pounds away and becoming fit, you don’t necessarily have to beat your body up 7 days a week with tremendous amounts of exercise, because rest is also be just as important as fitness. Your body doesn’t get stronger during exercise. It gets stronger while it’s rebuilding itself from that exercise. You should create a weekly schedule, alternating workout days and rest days. Include at least one or two no-exercise days into your fitness schedule each week, and let at least 48 hours pass before re-working any of the muscle group to give your body time to repair itself. Don’t forget about food intake! Be sure to stay on plan and eat clean, and on rest days be sure to stay away from unnecessary carbs, sugars, and unneeded calories, as our bodies will not be working it off. This is a perfect example of how a workout schedule should look like (alternating workouts and rest days)
That’s it for today ladies! Unfortunately my sickness has gotten the worst of me today as I just want to curl up in a ball and watch Netflix all day with a huge cup of tea and tissues.