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Jessica Alba Tweets That She Skips Workout and Sleeps Instead

Has a Skipped Workout Ever Been a Healthier Choice For You?

Usually when I miss a workout, I feel a bit guilty and make up a bunch of lame excuses as to why it happened. But sometimes missing a workout can be a good thing as Jessica Alba proves in a tweet she sent out yesterday: "Slacked off this am on the work out but the sleep was the best I've had in three weeks. Tomorrow its ON . . . "

Being healthy means more than just exercising, and as Jessica pointed out, sometimes you have to skip the gym to make sure you're getting enough rest. Especially since not enough sleep causes weight gain. Tell me . . .

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Spectra Spectra 6 years
Yes...on Monday I got into an accident and wound up with a giant hematoma on my thigh and 17 stitches in my face that's making it hard to move around. I took a few days off of working out to let the hematoma drain, but once it drained and started healing, I was able to do some light workouts.
GlowingMoon GlowingMoon 6 years
Yes, to recover from an injury.
amber512 amber512 6 years
I have to force myself to skip it sometimes too. But it is mostly because I have a large amount of anxiety and exercise really helps bring it down. I know that I can't work out too much though, because then I suffer from the effects of overtraining.
runningesq runningesq 6 years
Yes, absolutely. Fitness should complement our lives - not consume it. To piggyback on sourcherry - having a drink with friends and some pizza will likely make you feel good emotionally and mentally (connecting with friends, laughing, etc.) I remember one day during Ironman training I had a 3000M midweek swim. I was so tired that before the swim I laid down after work and slept from 6pm until the next morning! I was so exhausted that I really needed the rest more than the workout.
onlysourcherry onlysourcherry 6 years
A well balanced life is always healthier than an unbalanced life. Ditching the gym to have a glass of wine and pizza with your girlfriends is not going to kill your waistline and will probably give you more energy for your workout the next day
TheLittleMonster TheLittleMonster 6 years
Yes, but it's so hard to do without feeling guilty.
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