Missed workout

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    Sep 13, 2007 2:00 AM GMT
    Do you ever feel bad or guilty if you missed a workout? Like for me, I was supposed to work out tonight, but I didn't get the chance and I will tomorrow afternoon, but I feel bad. I got a lot of cardio in, I did a lot of walking today, but that's it.

    Also, when is the optimal time of day to workout anyway? I usually try to get it done around 6 or 7.
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    Sep 13, 2007 2:17 AM GMT
    I just realized that I put this in the wrong category so please don't chastize me. :(
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    Sep 13, 2007 2:32 AM GMT
    I don't feel bad or guilty. But if I go too long without working out, so like three days or so, I feel sluggish and exhausted.
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    Sep 13, 2007 2:56 AM GMT
    aeguy: don't feel too bad. I think as long as you have a lifelong commitment to fitness you are doing well. If you feel like you are slacking just make a little more effort to adjust your schedule. Sporadic breaks are good for you anyway.

    Walking is not so bad either. 10 or 20 minutes of push ups or something like that at home is just as valid as anything. How much and what you do varies with your goals. You may have multiple goals also.

    So look at the long term and not days that you miss. If you maintain awareness of your health and condition and have life long goals, you will adjust as you need with rests between.
  • iHavok

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    Sep 13, 2007 3:00 AM GMT
    I feel bad for missing a work out. I'm sure this feeling will end as I progress further towards my goals. Right now however, the fear of loosing ground keeps me at it daily!
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    Sep 13, 2007 3:13 AM GMT
    I don't feel bad if I miss a workout for the right reason. Like this week...

    Sunday evening, I was sitting on my floor, and when I went to stand up, my knee made a sound similar to a car collision. I have no idea what happened, but it's hurt like hell. Anyway, I'm taking a few days off to give my knee a chance to get better. I could do some upper body stuff, but I'd rather give myself a few days off than put any stress on my knee from walking around and such.

    I should be back on track by this weekend, so I don't feel bad about skipping a few workouts.

  • zakariahzol

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    Sep 13, 2007 3:20 AM GMT
    I gonna missed my daily lap swimming tonite. I have a big dinner function (full course with desert and everything) at 7.30pm. The dinner will last until 8 something. The swimming pool close at 9 pm. What can I do. Probably I take a walk by the seaside to compensate for the lost workout.
  • iHavok

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    Sep 13, 2007 3:36 AM GMT
    Don't worry, our judgement and consequential condemnation is silent. ;-)
  • Laurence

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    Sep 13, 2007 8:40 AM GMT
    Hey don't feel bad about it. You'll be back there soon, so enjoy your rest. Your muscles will enjoy the little break.

    You're probably suffering some withdrawal from the drug that exercise releases into the brain (endorphins), which is why people become addicted to exercise, they enjoy the buzz.

    Life really is too short to beat yourself up over something something like this.

    Lozx
  • GQjock

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    Sep 13, 2007 10:17 AM GMT
    I have to start an OCD chapter for missed workouts
    ... missing a workout for me puts me in a foul mood
    unless it's for a really good reason
    ... like the death of a close relative or a family friend :p
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    Sep 13, 2007 2:50 PM GMT
    If you confess your sin before God himself, it'll be just the same as if you'd worked out.
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    Sep 13, 2007 2:56 PM GMT
    Is that how it works? Maybe I'll just ditch the exercise altogether and pray for 10% body fat and bigger pecs.
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    Sep 13, 2007 3:26 PM GMT
    Maybe for you, you'll have to do your hail mary's on the treadmill. :D
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    Sep 13, 2007 4:15 PM GMT
    suuurrre. I feel bad about a lot of things, but then I get over it. :)
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    Sep 13, 2007 6:18 PM GMT
    I think you may need a spanking ;)

    Missing a day doesn't matter.. stopping or continued missing is bad.

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    Sep 13, 2007 6:41 PM GMT
    It's nothing to feel bad about. Your body needs time to recover anyway. So, if I miss a workout, I think of it is giving my body more time to repair itself. Actually, I have found taking four days off here and there makes me much stronger when I get back to the gym. It's easy to feel obsessive about this stuff but there's no real good reason.
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    Sep 13, 2007 8:11 PM GMT
    innerathlete says: "I have found taking four days off here and there makes me much stronger when I get back to the gym."

    That means you're overtraining during your workouts.
  • cdnclub

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    Sep 18, 2007 4:44 PM GMT
    When I first started going to the gym, I made a promise to myself to never feel guilty about missed days so long as I keep going consistently overall. Initially I missed a few days here and there due to lazyness, but now I rarely miss a workout. I think if you take the view that exercise is going to be a part of your life it’s easier to not feel guilty about a few missed days over the course of a lifetime.
  • iHavok

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    Sep 18, 2007 4:56 PM GMT
    Yesterday as I was running, I noticed how effortless it was. Maybe taking a few days off every once in a while isn't a bad idea...