I know you'll have something to say to Jay!But would like to know what others did(if they did)during a training/eating break.
So with having a full 2 weeks off(not in a row)in the last 5 yrs of working out with my trainers surport too,im taking off for 3-4weeks from my training.
Reason being i've lost the spirit of working out,normal ones seem more intense then ever,and im having way to much fatigue after training to actually live a "normal"life,i finally after years of eating 100%clean(except holidays sometimes)started to have a cheat meal once a week.
I actually gained some fat on my lower stomach(before i was even cheating all the while seeming like i was still leaning out everywhere else?(cortisol im guessing)my cheats are not out of control,very little sweet stuff if any(no desire for it)mostly fatty crap and subs/pizza that kinda of stuff.
Anyway im very obsessed with "not"gaining fat and it worries me some during this break with that in mind,but i have no choice thinking im almost completly overtrained(not my trainers fought but my by taking advanege of not eating what i was told to(under)and adding more cardio type of stuff to his training program(extra runs/ect)now im in great shape but completly blown out.No energy for the most but of days and seems like everything is a burden to me(normal life things,mowing,laundry,yard work ect)which i use to look forward to be.Like being a hard worker but not capable anymore on most days some days are productive but 65-80%arn't.
I didnt lose strengh while training nor got sick but was unable to complete a few sessions,actually got stronger faster,my endurance is suffering now to the most part but what should i do for this break ?
Figured on some light swimming,jogging,biking ect on some days and eating at a 50/50 or something like that plan (clean/garbage)to recover from eating the way i/ve been/still for so long,self-control isnt a issue as i got plenty but undereating might be.
What did yous do and eat while off?