Let me answer this with another question. Do you take a break from life? Do you take a break from breathing? The answer to these questions is a definate, "NO!" I have been in this business for 4 years and was just featured in the national news in an article about baby boomers and their effect on the fitness industry. Every single time someone I am training tells me they are taking a short break and will come back next month, 2 months from now or so on, it doens't happen. I help people get a new healthy life style which needs to be addressed everyday. If you find yourself saying this, just know you are setting yourself up for a huge setback. You may gain several pounds in a short period of time and then want to stop trying after that. How much do you value your health? That is the real question. Your loved ones want you around a long time. Don't you think you owe it to them to do everything you can to be there?