When you start exercising and seeing results the temptation is to keep going at it 7 days a week non-stop. This is often counter productive because you body needs to recover … recovery brings progress and muscle growth.
One or two days off is essential especially if you train hard and sometimes the “non” training technique of taking a week off can be what your body needs to break a plateau and push your body into better gains and faster progress.
All in all, the most important thing is to eat clean through any break period.
So don’t be afraid to take a break!