Updated: Jul 26, 2019
We all have days that we wake up on the wrong side of the bed (both literally and figuratively speaking). Maybe you wake up not feeling yourself, a little bit extra tired, lack of motivation, or even feeling a sickness coming on. Perhaps your day got out of whack and nothing went according to plan. Some days you may not make it to the pool or the gym all together, and that’s okay! Not every workout your going to feel your best, be on your “A” game and be feeling it mentally. That’s normal and if you didn’t have these days, frankly, I’d be worried! Fitness and training is meant to be part of your lifestyle, not something that distracts from it.
We see and hear a lot of extreme plans for more duration or higher intensity and better dedication to training. Unfortunately, these long hours or short sprints of hardcore training are often not sustainable with the average everyday responsibilities and schedules. We recommend a balanced and tailored training schedule. Everyone is vastly different between their specific biological make up, training needs, and time constraints.
Here are some tips to keep you balanced and moving your fitness in the right direction!
Get your training done early in the day before it has a chance to derail your training plans.
Something is always better than nothing at all. Even if you have to cut a workout short we would much rather see that then a day complete missed. Running ten minutes will keep the consistency going.
General rule of thumb is to never miss or skip two days in a row. The body craves routine and consistency. If you miss two days in a row it’s harder to get back into your training regimen. It takes 21 days to start a new routine, and it only takes one day to break it. Don’t let that happen to you!
Lastly, just remember not every day is going to be perfect or better then yesterday. We don’t expect it to be. It’s about the day in and day out consistent training that builds lasting fitness.