This is a picture of one tired girl.
As we were doing back and bi's today I found myself dreading the next superset and really struggling. I could tell earlier this week that getting out of bed was a little harder than it usually is, and my excitement to go to the gym was just not there. I fought through this week, but I realized today it's time for a break.
I'm one week away from the last week of James Wilson's body earned program which means I've been working out 5 days a week for the past 11 weeks. I typically try to take about a week off every 12 weeks and this burnout I'm experiencing has actually come right around that 12 week mark.
So what's the plan? REST! For the next 7-8 days I'm going to sleep in, rest my muscles, and of course keep eating clean. During these days off it will be particularly important to keep my meals really clean, so I'll be sure to do a good meal prep this weekend. If this was last year, I would be freaking out about taking an entire week off, but now I know it's SO important to listen to my body and that taking a week off will not set me back. In fact, it will do the opposite. It will allow my body to rest and recover and it will keep me from not wanting to go to the gym... which is the last thing I want!
Do you take extended periods of time off the gym?