Next week is a big travel week for many of us, and with traveling typically comes some days off from working out. And while it may be a hard pill to swallow, taking a few days off (or even taking the entire week off) is actually really, really good for you.
If you love working out, rest days can be torturous. Trust me, I get it. But you’re not doing yourself any favors working out every single day. I’ve been working out pretty consistently for about 10 years, and last year I decided to take an entire week off for the first time in my life. It was really f’ing hard because I just love the gym too much. But man, it was extremely beneficial…
For me, the biggest takeaway was how I felt coming back. After taking a full week, I was worried that coming back into the gym would feel really difficult, but my strength actually increased! My muscles were fully rested for the first time in probably ever, and I could really tell the difference.
The other major takeaway for me was how I was able to mentally “reset”. Being in the gym almost every day, doing the same movements over and over, it becomes routine. After a week off, my mind-body connection became so much stronger, and if you’ve ever played competitive sports before, you’ll know what it feels like to be in the zone- and that’s exactly how it felt.
Now, do you need to take a full week off? Absolutely not. If you’re taking at least 2 days off per week, you’re in a good place, but I highly recommend taking a 4-5 day break every once in a while (if not a full week) to physically and mentally reset.
What are your thoughts on rest days? Love them or hate them?
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We all have cravings kicking in at some point or other other. Guilty pleasures we all enjoy having! 🍕
However, truth be told - junk food, if not always, will make you feel sloppy and heavy.
Restoring the balance in our body takes time but keeping some tips in mind, helps.
So, I thought of sharing two very important things to remember this cheat weekend.
1️⃣Heavy meals take a longer time to break down. We need to give our bodies the time to digest food properly, especially if we are having it at night. 3-4 hours prior going to bed is usually when I have such meals.
2️⃣Let’s not forget our Green tea( after 30-45 mins), it works wonders! Zero calories yet so refreshing. 🍵 ☑️That said, happy cheating! ☺️ .
You know those days when anything that isn’t a takeaway is an achievement... that’s today! 😂🙈 gnocchi with pesto, Greek yogurt and garlic bread! Couldn’t finish this because it’s so filling, but it was so good! 😍