Well, it's official, I have over-trained myself. I went ahead with a workout yesterday even though I had my doubts about it. I wanted to "stick with" the protocol. Well things are all loopy now. I mean, I think I was overtrained all this past week honestly. I think what I am going to do is skip Monday's chest/back workout. Then come Wednesday, I'll hit my legs. And on Friday, I'll hit arms. That'll give me, essentially, a week break on legs and a week break on anything upper body. In this time, I will keep my protein high and carbs/fat moderate. I will also do some cardio; I figure about three-four times in twenty minute bouts. Will update if I change my plans.
This will not derail me. I can already see that I've made the mistake of changing up this routine too much. The rest periods are there for a reason. It's so we do not over-exert our bodies, and so that we can get the most QUALITY work out of each set possible. I'm gonna "slow my roll" on my workouts a bit, and actually take some breaks. Not doing so worked great in the beginning, but in no time flat, I've went from feeling "inflated" to "flat."