True day of rest. No cardio, no exercises, no outdoor regiment of loading and unloading. Just true body rest.   I even gave myself permission to have some dessert that evening. I felt a little guilty and even thought that somehow I would be off my game come Monday morning for my training session. I have to continue to remind myself that a day off is a crucial part of this challenge and a continued healthy routine. The body needs time to rest and rebuild. I couldn’t agree more (or be happier).

And yes, Sunday night brought the same rush of excuses for as to why I should not wake up early and why I probably needed more rest and everything else that I could possibly use as an excuse to not put myself through the physical exertion I claimed to love throughout the week.