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So you think missing that one little workout doesn't matter?

Thursday, August 23, 2012

You're wrong.

There's always a million excuses for not working out. I skip workouts like nobody's business. I always figure there's tomorrow, and I deserve a break after such a long/hard/crappy/productive/fu
n day. So instead of getting in my 6 planned workouts a week, I max out at 2 or 3.
So once my summer class was over, I vowed to hit the gym for all 6 of those planned workouts each week.
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I'm in my second week of meeting that goal, and every time I'm at the gym, I'm surprising myself with the progress I'm making. My running times are getting faster, and I'm able to increase the length of my intervals. My swim times are getting shorter, and I can do more laps without resting. Hills on the bike don't feel as hard as they did just two weeks ago. I can do more push-ups, more sit-ups, and more bench presses. My lower back doesn't hurt after a few minutes of kettlebells anymore.

This is progress I'd been hoping to see all year. But because I skipped so many workouts, it was slow in coming. I've learned my lesson!

Next time you feel like skipping a workout, don't do it. Remember your goals and push yourself. You'll be amazed at what you can accomplish after just a few short weeks.
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  • GLMOM2
    emoticon work!

    I know I've finally gotten to the point if its a "rest" day I feel guilty taking the day off & if I do I'm more than ready to get back to it the next day.

    Funny how we train our bodies to crave fitness!

    GO US!

    2131 days ago
    emoticon for seeing results!!! Makes that workout much more worth it when you actually see progress.

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    2131 days ago
    Yay to getting some great results from working out more but I would like to just inject that sometimes skipping a workout can't be avoided. I've had a super busy week getting my son ready to go back to school, so I didn't work out Tuesday or yesterday, but I did work out Sun, Mon, and I'm going to work out today, tomorrow, and Saturday. Working out is important, as is eating the right things and the right amount of things, BUT we're all human so if you're faced with a week where you don't make it to the gym or workout as much as you'd originally planned, don't beat yourself up about it, just vow to make it up when you can!
    2131 days ago
    A lot of these things are things I am still looking forward to , so thanks for sharing and for the reminder. Now time for me to go work out!!
    2131 days ago
    Rock on! I love the feeling of getting stronger and faster! This inspired me to not skip my walks on the weekends. Thanks!

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    2131 days ago
    Great bog, thanks for posting! emoticon
    2132 days ago
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