So I sucked it up and took a full rest day today. I ate my protein, I foam rolled, did my mobility exercises - go me! I'm not going to lie and say it was an easy thing to do because it wasn't, but I did it (and I needed it). I know it's a mind game - I'm fully aware the I'm not a failure for not going to the gym for a day and my week is not ruined, it's just a mental hurdle I need to work through.
The hardest part was honestly being home while James was working out because it gave me the opportunity to think about all of the foods that I can't have. I'm a big fan of distraction when it comes to committing to things. If I'm not constantly preoccupied with something, it's much easier to stick with a plan. Idle time when I'm home along has definitely proved the hardest for me. On the upside, the end is truly in sight and I can already feel the rush of accomplishment when I finish. Just 8 days to go!