Is it weird that I struggle with taking rest days? Do "normal" people not look forward to sleeping in later, and giving their body a break from hard physical work?
Guys - every week I struggle so hard to force myself to take my rest day. With my current muscle group split, I rest on Thursdays and Sundays. Every Wednesday evening (cough*right now*cough), I start turning reasons around in my mind why I should get up and workout in the morning.
Who does that?!?
My alarm goes off at 4:30 AM on Mon, Tues, Weds, and Fri. It goes off at 5:50 AM on Saturdays. What's wrong with me, that I don't want to sleep until 6 AM on Thursday?
I've seen a ton of progress with my body in the last few months, and I know that's a big driving force with my motivation right now. I've also started taking a pre-workout, which makes my workouts much "easier," if you will, to do.
Rest days are imperative for a healthy lifestyle, though. Not only do they allow your physical body to rest and recover, they also prevent burnout.
Things I try to focus on on rest days are eating the right, healthful foods, getting enough sleep, taking care of any food prep I need to take care of for the rest of the week, and thinking about how awesome that shoulder workout is going to feel on Friday morning! :)
What about you? Do you struggle with rest days, or live for them?
What's your workout routine look like?
Am I totally weird?