I started my weightloss journey in earnest on August 1. I've exercised moderately, 26 out of 31 days. Currently, I'm mixing 3 days per week of weight training, 3 days per week of C25k, and I do additional cardio on as many of those days as possible.
The thing is... I'm a teacher and I started back to school this week. Somehow, I was still able to exercise five days this week. However, I'm feeling really stressed and just "tired" in general.
I knew that when school started, that I would need to be practical about exercise in order not to give up altogether. I love my job, but it is VERY stressful!
So this weekend, I decided to give myself two rest days. The thing is, I feel totally guilty. I almost feel like I've blown my whole plan. Factually, I know this isn't true. But, I seem to be really 'hung up' on this.
Do any of you struggle with guilt over rest days? I'm trying so hard to think long term and not short term. For instance, I know that I need to rest properly now, so that I don't totally give up on exercise in the future. I know I need to rest now, so that my body recovers sufficiently enough to workout hard next time.
It sounds so trivial, but I spent all of yesterday kicking myself and have continued today.
I have considered taking only one rest day. But, I honestly believe that taking two rest days per week is going to keep me working out in the long run.
Anyone have any experience or advice? I'd truly appreciate it!