Get The Most Out Of Your Active Rest Day
Hi beautiful! Lately we’ve found ourselves scrolling through Insta and getting all the feels. Watching you push past your limits and conquer your goals is SO incredibly inspiring. You’re killing it girl ~ you should be so proud of yourself.
That’s why today, we want to talk about showing your body and mind love through active rest. Remember, changes to your bod happen AFTER your workout, not during it ~ so proper post-workout care of your body is so important. What you do on your active rest days make a huge difference in your toning results!
When you follow your Weekly Workout Schedule, you automatically benefit from the body-loving perks of resting your muscles, because we build it that way! We gotchu girl! Each day you work a different muscle group, which means the muscles are getting a day of active rest. We also always want you to listen to your body, so if that means taking a day of body-loving rest, then do it girl! DYI spa day anyone?! 😉
Remember babe, you know your body better than anyone else… always listen to it😘
Stretch It Out
Stretching is an important part of every day, and on active rest days we encourage you to spend extra time stretching those muscles! The more you stretch and breathe oxygen into your muscles, the more elastic they’ll become. And that means you’ll be less prone to injury and you’ll feel stronger on your toning days! After a warm bath or steamy shower, allow yourself a few moments to stretch it out. Warming your muscles first is both soothing and majorly beneficial in increasing your flexibility! Try THIS stretching routine with Karena!
Hydrate, Hydrate, HYRDATE!
Drinking enough water is 🔑 to making the most of an active rest day. Our bodies naturally lose water when we exercise, so it’s SO important to replenish our cells with plenty of H2O! Plus, staying properly hydrated eases your muscles, gives your more energy, and boosts your brainpower! We also love sippin’ on clean, plant-based Tone It Up Protein smoothies. Protein is an essential nutrient involved in repairing and replenishing muscles, so a rest day smoothie is always our go-to!
Most importantly, taking an active rest day is about doing you, boo. This means giving yourself plenty of TLC ~ schedule a massage, take a long walk outside, grab coffee with a girlfriend, or sign up for your favorite yoga flow class… whatever brings you a sense of physical and mental release. What’s important is that you keep your body in motion and you do what feels right to you! Taking time for yourself allows you to be more present in every moment of your life… while toning that cute tush of yours too! 💖