I train in martial arts about two hours a day five days a week, and try to take one day off on weekends with a hike on the other day. Thing is, quite often on that "rest" day a friend will invite me on another long hike, or rock climbing, or I'll end up playing football with my cousins, or somehow else I'll end up moving around pretty hard. I consider all of these play and not quite exercise, and I tell myself "Oh it's active rest; this counts as a day off." Due to my schedule, I know I need some solid rest. So at what point does active rest become just active?
Has anyone had experience experimenting with more "complete rest" days and fewer "active rest" days?
EDIT: I feel I should point out also that I know I don't get enough sleep. I'm in college and at least twice a week I get about four hours, rarely seven. On weekends I try to sleep in for ten.