Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Home-made Ice Packs & Rest Days

Home-made Ice Packs

I saw this on Facebook and thought it was an awesome way to have handy ice packs in the freezer, and ice packs that aren't as hard as a rock and don't melt all over you.   I am often reluctant to use ice packs because they are so cold, bulky and drip, but with these, I find I use them more.  They are more comfortable, and less messy.

First, buy sponges (I found mine at the dollar store)

Next, soak the sponge in water.

Insert wet sponge in to a zip sandwich bag and keep in the freezer.

This is a frozen, ready-to-use sponge ice pack

Icing my sore knee.
I keep 3 or 4 in the freezer ready for use any time.

Rest Days

I really find I have a hard time taking a rest day.  I know that my body needs the time to repair itself and take a break from exercising, but once I am in the habit of working out daily, I don't want to take a break.   Rest breaks are a must for your muscles to repair themselves from the damage that was done to them when you worked out.  I know this, and I have known this for quite a while, but I still have to force myself.  

This past Sunday I was  a good girl, and I did take a rest day.  It was hard, and I heard my running shoes and weights calling out to me.  Hopefully I can be consistent with taking rest days and practice what I preach. :)

#SweatPink Giveaway

Don't forget to enter my #sweatpink giveaway for awesome pink shoelaces!  The contest details are in a previous blog and the contest closes on July 27th.at 8pm.

Good Luck!


  1. What an awesome idea!!! You can never have too many ice packs!!! Pinning this!!!

  2. Wow, this is seriously such a great idea! Definitely worth a pin!:)

    1. Thanks! I thought it was an awesome idea too :)