Past 2 weeks I’ve had tremendously good workouts in the gym. All my lifts have improved, I’ve been recovering and feeling energized and strong(both in mind and body), I definitely feel like I’m making progress. I mostly feel this way because of the consistent amount of good eating and good sleeping I’ve been doing. My training has been on point and focused, but as a beginner, I know that it doesn’t take that much to stimulate muscle growth, and my priorities are definitely biased on the nutritional/rest sides of things.
But, this weekend was awful. For whatever reasons, I ate far less than normal, I ate more junky foods, didn’t goto the gym at all, but worst of all, I even missed breakfast this morning. To compound things, I partied back-to-back, drinking a lot and getting to bed at 3 or 4 AM. So all around, I feel like this weekend was just murder to any and all fitness goals I have.
I know its not the end of the world, but I am curious about people’s opinions on this. Do you ever have a cluster of days where everything goes to shit? do you notice it in the gym? what sort of effects does it have on your progress(mental or otherwise)?