Improvement is still improvement.
What I would like to do... I would like to do my main workout right after work, but also do a quick yoga session in the mornings before going to the office (so I'm not sweaty!!!) and then maybe do some other exercises with the kids after dinner.
Sometimes, however, rest can do a body good. Believe it or not!!! After a few days of rest, my progress became more obvious for Hubby (though I think nearly a week off is a bit much, no?). He said my upper leg is definitely more solid feeling when he poked my leg while I was walking by. He saw a definite increase to my bicep when I flexed, even though he didn't think he would. He seemed a little surprised when I opened my last Smirnoff Ice without needing his help and without needing to grab a silicon heat pad to help me. (Small victories are still victories.)
In all truths, I thinking I also needed that rest to allow certain parts of my body to heal. My ankles started to hurt, and that hurt was increasing over the weeks. As of today, my ankles feel fine. My shoulders, which have had moments of feeling "off", are feeling fine too. I'm feeling ready to get back into it again. (With how flabby I feel, which can be somewhat just a mental thing, I really need to!) I've also started figuring out what directions I want to take my workouts after my Shred is done. So, here's to continuing after a "short" break. :-)