I take my rest day serious! I don’t just take a day of rest from working out, I take a rest from laundry, cleaning, yard work, work, anything that I do that I don’t feel relaxed doing. To be able to do that requires a little preparation. Yesterday was spent making my house immaculate, cutting up produce, preparing my potluck dish and making sure the yard was in tip top shape. My fitness journey and my journey into learning more about God has really pieced together the importance of rest.
21 “Six days you shall work, but on the seventh day you shall rest; in plowing time and in harvest you shall rest. Exodus 34:21
Last year I NEVER rested. Sure I had rest days from my workout but I was still go go go all the time. It is so nice to be able to have a day to recharge and spend with my people. A day to get outside and just soak up all the beauty in the world. So that’s what we did today. Church, fellowship meal and then a hike to see waterfalls.
I can’t even believe this! Time flies when you’re having fun right? Well honestly I can’t say that I’m having “fun” but I sure am enjoying the fact that 30 minutes a day is giving me results. I’m enjoying that I have a crew of awesome peeps committed to finishing out Max:30 this month with me.
I can’t emphasize enough, how important having a strong network to back you is! If you don’t have people fighting for you to be a better you, it’s easy to slip back in old ways. If you are always with people who are giving up and never follow through, it’s easy to do the same. If you don’t have that support, I can help you.
I’ve been thinking about how I can help people on their journey to health… I’ve learned that jumping in full throttle with tons of changes usually results in failure. SO, I’ve decided to do weekly challenges that will be run through my Facebook page, www.facebook.com/darcisfitkick and would LOVE to have you in each one to help you get ready for full integration of a healthier lifestyle. Check out my events to see when the next healthy step occurs! Because you can change your habits to lose weight but if they are habits you hate and they are only going to last 30 days, you didn’t really help yourself. You’ve got to love what you do, or at least be able to tolerate it 😉
Cheers to getting your drink on! With water of course!
Ps. Still the longest minute of my life…. But legs are the biggest muscle and burn the most calories so I do it!