This post is about the importance of REST DAYS. I know that I’m not alone when I say that I dread them. I love working out, especially at Kaia and enjoy filling my ‘off’ days with CrossFit workouts, running and yoga. But there is a thing as TOO MUCH. Over-training leads to plateauing, a word none of us want to hear!
How to make the most of your week:
-Attend all 3 Kaia workouts
-Choose 2 other high intensity workouts (ex: Power Hour, Running, Spin class, Kickboxing, Hot Yoga, etc.)
-IF you want to do something on a 6th day, make it mellow yoga or a walk
-TAKE A WHOLE DAY OFF! Do not tell yourself it’s okay to train 7 days/week. It’s NOT. This leads to injury and major plateaus in strength gain and weight loss!
The reason I write this post is because I’m guilty of over-training. Although I always take a rest day each week, I sometimes fill my other 6 days with intense workouts, often an hour long and sometimes more than one in a day. I have personally had to change up my routine to get out of my funk. There’s nothing worse than feeling like you’re training your butt off and not making much progress!
Take care of yourself!
Tip: Go out of your comfort zone! Try new things to change up your routine and surprise your body. Go for a trail run, hike, swim or bike ride! Try a new class or make up a fun workout in a park!