I'm enjoying watching the # of reps/amount of weight going up each week. Gives me a real feeling of accomplishment, like I'm that much closer to my goals
I know the feeling - it is great for motivation!
Next week is my 'rest' week, and I know it's important, but I'm not looking forward to it. I want to keep upping those #'s! I may need to journal just to stay on track (I fear that I'll lose focus during that time).
Believe it or not, you most likely will not lose much if any progress. When you hit it hard after the rest/recovery week, your body will be fresh & charged, ready to go. I really noticed this during the recovery week of insanity,
and I also had to take off an additional week with no training whatsoever dude to my schedule at the time. I didn't lose any progress that I had achieved, rather my body was well rested & ready to go at it again!