Rest days are not just staying home and thinking about working out! I know it’s hard to rest sometimes because the workouts look fun and you enjoy the CFU atmosphere, but everyone needs to rest here and there.
Rest days are often overlooked as not being as important as active days, but they shouldn’t! Rest days are as equally as important as your active days, and below is why.
We are often so busy and focused on a “go-go-go” mentality. We try to get many things done and workouts in that we forget that our bodies do need a mental and physical break. Our bodies need adequate rest for proper healing and recovery. I think I’ve mentioned this a time or two 😉
How can you tell if you need to take a rest day?
Being on the go all the time we may miss the signs that our bodies are crying for a rest. On the other hand, you may be well aware that your body is telling you that it is time to “tap out” and take that needed rest.
Some common signs that your body is exhausted and overtrained and in need of rest are:
•muscle weakness and twitching
If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, then it may be a great idea to take a rest day. Your body and the people around you will thank you for it!
On that note, i just realized that I’ve logged pretty tough workouts for the past 6 days and I’m definitely taking a rest day on Thursday! Do not let me work out! 🙂
Work Hard, Eat Clean, Be Blessed!