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