Last week’s FIT tip was a good one… The importance of REST. There are countless reasons for resting, but one of the big ones is injury prevention. I am living proof of how important this is. I’ve been suffering from some bad foot pain (diagnosis was tendinitis and treatment is a big walking boot) and it’s put me out of commission for at least two weeks! The only answer? REST.
It’s vital to take care of ourselves as we train our butts off and manage our busy lives. Here are some TIPS for staying healthy and injury free:
- Take 1-2 Rest Days per week
- Get plenty of sleep each night
- Wear proper footwear
- Eat healthy, nutritious foods to rebuild your muscles (protein!!)
- Listen to your body! If you need to step back or take an extra day off, do it!
Resting for a day at a time is much better than being told you have to rest an injury for weeks. Save yourself the pain and frustration and practice preventative care!
Watching the 6 a.m. girls hustle through today’s workout literally gave me the chills. Seeing the determination and pride in being able to do burpees, sprints, squats and dead girls was awesome! NEVER take for granted the ability to move, get up and down off the ground, run and PLAY!
If there is one good thing I can take away from being on the bench for a couple weeks, it’s realizing how lucky we are to be active, healthy, playful, motivated women! I can’t wait to be working out beside you again! (Who knew I’d actually be WISHING I could do squat thrusts?!)
Have a great Week 4 and take care of yourselves!!