Off days can mean 1 of 2 things for me. For 1 it can be a serious chill sess. catching up on shows, and lounging the day away, or 2 it can mean participating in a few of my favorite ways to break a sweat but not necessarily in the gym. I try to workout 5 days a week 3 of those days I do strength training workouts and the other 2 I like to mix in some cardio/ stretching such as cycling, jump roping, trx, yoga, foam rolling, etc, anything really to break a sweat.
My "off days" usually consist of 2 days & fall during the weekend which makes it much easier to participate in some fun off day activities that still get me up and moving.
Reminder: it's healthy for everyone to have at least one day to chill on the couch, clean the house, regroup etc. So yes I love to stay active every day of the week, but I do have my total rest day as well (normally Sunday).
Here are a few ways to stay active during those off days.
- Biking/ Cycling
- Hiking (a must if you live in New England in the fall, I mean look at the below picture the changing leaves are 👌)
- Yoga/ Group Exercise Classes
- Skiing/ Snowboarding/ Any hobby/ sport you love
- Walk/ jog w/ Friends (add a smoothie in there and I'm set)
It also doesn't hurt to look as cute as possible while participating in all your favorite ways to get up & moving. Thank you Lucy Activewear for sponsoring this post and sending me a few activewear options to try out! Their High Impact Workout Bra is so comfortable, stylish and pairs perfectly with any activity i'm up for from a walk with friends to a sweaty cycling class!
Final note breaking a sweat doesn't have to be terrible, find what works for you and stick with it! oh & no matter what make sure you're having fun!
Feelin' hungry? Check out my Pumpkin Protein bars to chow on after that off day sweat sess.