When you work out and are consistent with your workouts, you need to remember that to get true results, you need time to rest. Giving your muscles time to rest is when you build muscle! When you workout your muscles are slightly tearing, these tears are constantly rebuilding and forming new muscle and if you don’t give your body rest then you really don’t recover for the next workout.
One of the hardest things to do sometimes is nothing, but that is exactly what is needed to give your muscles a chance to repair and build. The beauty of a day off doesn’t mean you need to lay in bed or sit on the couch and watch the television. Off days can consist of taking the dog for a relaxing walk or read a book outside in the sun. Working out consistently and having the right routine makes your body very sore to keep being able to endure the hard workouts, your body needs to be fresh. When your body feels good life is good. Treating your body is not just for your muscles but it is also for yourself. Give your self a day to just relax and enjoy the little things in life. With everything going on with everyone’s busy lives it is important to sit back and really just relax. Whether you spend time with family or this rest day is the same as your day when you treat yourself to those sweets you’ve have been craving all week, just take it off. Taking a day off will not only help you recover it is just nice to appreciate and enjoy the hard work you have been putting into your workouts. It’s time to show off your hard earned results!