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 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. :)
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