We all look forward to the holidays.
I mean who doesn’t like or enjoy a holiday? It’s a multi-billion dollar industry, so holidays must be important for us right?
Holidays are important to me because they allow me to reconnect with myself and my family.
They allow me to forget about my stresses and just enjoy life.
Holidays allow me to recover.
Which is why recovery is so important.
Our bodies can do amazing things. We are capable of doing more than we realise, but we can also push them too far.
Recovery allows our bodies to recharge. It’s a holiday for our muscles.
Going harder and faster 100% of the time can only lead to injury.
So while it’s important to push ourselves, it’s also important to allow recovery time.
When your training plan says “recovery” day take it. Don’t be a smart ass and go work out, you’ll just burn yourself out. God knows I have.
Rest is just important. So don’t forget it, it’s part of the program.
6 thoughts on “Mindset Monday: Recovery to Perform”
“Our bodies can do amazing things. We are capable of doing more than we realise, but we can also push them too far.” – Yes!! This is so true. I often forget the importance of resting! Thanks for this timely reminder!!
I’m yet to suffer from a major injury (the type that puts you out of the game), and I think it’s all due to allowing my body the rest that it needs and wants.
Here’s hoping that the future holds no injuries.
Yes! Recovery is the most overlooked aspect of training. If you don’t give yourself time to rest and rebuild itself, it will only break down! Rest days are good days!!
Exactly. Today I had an asylum workout to do, but decided to do yoga instead, it was exactly what my body needed.
Yes! Rest is so important. I also think that self-care is an important thing to incorporate into our daily routines, but especially around the holidays when things can get really hectic! Great blog!
Exactly, holistically rest is just as vital as the workout itself.
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