A lot of people prefer to have light activity days instead of complete rest days. Examples include a walk, yoga, Pilates or other low-impact activity. That way you stay in a routine and don't feel like you did nothing, but your body gets a rest from higher intensity exercise.
Hope that helps,
"You may have a fresh start any moment you choose, for this thing that we call "failure" is not the falling down but the staying down." Mary Pickford
"No matter how slow you go, you are still lapping everybody on the couch."