Our expert says:
Difficult one. I think that given that you're starting off on this fitness path, the best thing is to train one day, take another day off. I doubt very much that you were overtrained, because this is a condition that develops only after a longer time of training. I think instead, it's likely that you were just training too much early on in the path to fitness.
So my advice is for now, go to gym four times a week, with days of rest in between training days. So one day on, one day off, and so forth. in about 3 to 4 weeks, though, you don't need the day off anymore, because you'll have adapted to the training and so won't develop the same muscle soreness and fatigue. Then you can start training on consecutive days.
You'll benefit from doing this in the long run, because right now, you're in that dangerous phase of training where you can, if you're not careful, injure yourself by doing too much too soon. And then you'd be back to square 0. So rather try to move slowly, and keep going, than move quickly with a stop later on.
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