Lifestyles need balance especially when exercising intensely a few times every week. Tough workouts require adequate rest otherwise energy reserves run low and the mind and body become stagnant. It is important to listen to the responses from each workout and act accordingly. Not only will it help prevent injury but will keep energy and enthusiasm high.
The best ways to look after your body between workouts is to make sure you eat a proper diet, stretch tight muscles, get enough sleep and find time to relax.