Rest and Recovery Days. Stop the Glorification of Being Busy

Always feeling inspired to live a healthier lifestyle at LifeTime Fitness.  I love the energy here.  It is my second home.

Outfit Details: Lululemon Athletica Runday Legging Crop, see more hereRYKA Women’s Flextra Training Shoe

Why Rest and Recover?

The importance of rest and recovery has become more apparent to me now that I am older. I prioritize every night before sleeping, the many tasks, responsibilities and commitments that lie ahead as a mother, wife, friend, and community member.  I can honestly say I have never had a day in my life where I felt “bored”.  To me there is always something to do and improve at.  I am a constant work in motion.

I love the endorphin rush I get from a hard workout and sense of accomplishment from completing a task off my to-do list. I am an extremely goal-orientated person.  However, when I over-train at the gym and over-commit to things that do not bring purpose to my life; I become sick.  Nature has a beautiful way of teaching us life lessons through our biology.  Rest and recovery is a crucial component of my fitness training and overall well-being.

This is what REST means to me and I would like to share that with you:

  • R  = Repair
  • E = Eat
  • S = Sleep & Stretch
  • T = Time

Debbie_Savage_Athletic_WearThere is always some sort of home construction madness in effect at our crib.  Another reason why rest and recovery is a must for me!  Here’s a pic of our final selection for our flooring choice – wood floor tile.  Do you like it?

Outfit Details: Yogi Racerback Tank, similar here | Split59 “Matrix Noir” Mesh Insert Capris, similar here

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My most favorite gym equipment at LifeTime Fitness .  It is the Power Plate Pro, a whole body vibration machine.  On my rest and recovery days this thing is my best friend!  It aids me in deep stretches and the vibrations assist with active muscle recovery.

Outfit Details: Nike Women’s Dri-Fit Training Tank Top | Glyder Intense Leggings |RYKA Women’s Flextra Training Shoe


Remember to take the time to play and spend time with those you love on your rest and recover days!  My little man Elijah and I at LifeTime Fitness beautiful outdoor pool area.  A heavenly oasis for me and my family.

Outfit Details: TYR Stripes Deep V Back One Piece Swimsuit (no longer available) shop TYR suits here | Elijah’s Boys Swim Set with Sun protection, shop here


Get some sun and have some fun!  The best way to recover from a hard workout! How do you recover? Share with me your rest and recovery tips.  A day well spent brings a week of content!




  1. Laurie
    May 12, 2016 / 8:03 am

    I love this idea. Great insights.

    • May 12, 2016 / 11:37 am

      Hi Laurie! Thank you for visiting my blog and commenting on this post! I am too trying to take time and rest! So, hard when you are an overachiever! LOL! Have a wonderful weekend! Please visit again!

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