I was sick for a week. I missed an entire week of fitness training and I just don't skip it, period... but I had the flu, there was no going to workout. When I went back on Friday, I felt like I was just going through the motions, even my trainer felt I came back too early. Point is, sometimes your body needs rest.. now, if you make a habit of getting extra sleep and cancelling, or find yourself making excuses, that's a different story.
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3/8/13 9:56 A
You are not a bad person or a weak willed one because you cancelled your PT session. Trying to strength train when you're fatigued puts you at a higher risk for injury. So, if you didn't feel well, taking the day off was the right decision.
However, the others bring up a good point. If you cancelled in less than 24 hours you might still be changed for the session. Now, if your PT is the kind hearted type, ask them TODAY if you can reschedule your session for another day. Some PTs will do that and not penalize you.
I've done that. If my client wasn't feeling well and they are someone I work with on a regular basis, I'll reschedule their session. But, just to let you know, I have also charged clients who bailed on me on the last minute without any warning.
Talk to your PT. Tell them you weren't feeling well and ask them if they'll reschedule your session.
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3/8/13 5:23 A
If you cancelled with less than 24h notice, he/she probably charged you for it, so it's no sweat off his/her back.
"Sometimes the moments that challenge us the most, define us." - Deena Kastor
Go to bed earlier; take a nap afterwards. Until you make fitness a very high priority, it will be hard to make serious progress. You don't need to feel bad about it, but it's a good idea to figure out why and make a plan to prevent it from happening in the first place.
Did you still have to pay? Most services have a 24 hour cancellation policy where if you cancel closer than that you still have to pay. I would have gone to the session, then slept after it.
You have to ask yourself - how did you get into a position where you needed sleep so badly that you had to cancel something that was not actually scheduled for sleepy time, just to get enough in? And then ... how can you avoid that in future?
Deb, in New Zealand
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9,692 3/7/13 5:28 P
Why do you feel bad about it? Sometimes, you just plain need a break, and that's okay. You don't have to exercise every day. Once in a while, especially when you're really having a rough time, you need to play hooky.
It's not bad at all. :) Just pick yourself back up, and get to it as soon as you can!
Heather Writer, mother, wife, and breadwinner. I love to run, but running doesn't love me, so I'm switching to my low-impact bike.
I cancelled my trainer this morning and am feeling a little bad about it. I still got out to jog with my dog but not the hardcore workout I was hoping for. I know that it's bad to cancel but I really needed sleep. Any advice?
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