Although it can be hard to break a good pattern when you’re feeling motivated, be sure that you’re leaving yourself a good full day of rest during the week. Not only is your body more susceptible to injury and illness from training too much, but it can also bring you to a training plateau much more quickly. This is where your fitness begins to inevitably level off no matter how much harder you push yourself.
To prevent this and to continue onwards and upwards in your journey to a healthier, more fit you, be sure that you give your muscles at least 24 hours to recuperate between resistance training sessions. Similarly, it is wise to alternate between resistance training sessions and cardiovascular sessions. In some cases, resistances training can be broken down into specific muscle groups or upper and lower body sessions, which thereby allows for daily weight training in alternation. Between sessions, choose to do some light cardio training, treat yourself to a good yoga or stretching session, or take the day off completely, so that your body can get the rest that it needs in order to respond to the demands that exercise is putting on it.
Regular exercise is essential for optimal health, just be sure you’re not overdoing it. Listen to your body when it’s tired and don’t be afraid to take a break, it will actually enhance your overall performance.