“Taking a rest day is not easy for me. I know that my body does need days to rest and recuperate, but I always feel like taking a rest day is taking a step backwards. For the most part since I have started, Fridays and Sundays have been my rest days; simply, because that’s what my schedule dictated.
Now that my work schedule is changing to summer hours, I am able to take classes on Friday which gives me the opportunity to have two back to back rest days if I choose. This past week I took class everyday Monday-Friday and had Saturday and Sunday as my rest days. It seemed like a lot more time than that since my class on Friday was 7 AM and I didn’t have a class until Monday 7 PM.
Returning to class tonight, I found I was much stronger at the arm sequence we started last week! It was still challenging, but I found I was able to do more of each exercise with a wider range. I guess the two days of rest did prove to serve me well!” by Catie Solan