I like to try my best to live a healthy lifestyle and I believe everyone should make the effort. Living a healthy lifestyle not only keeps me physically healthy but also keep me mentally sane. Working out for me is a destresser and I really do enjoy eating good for my body foods. Spinach and kale are two superfoods I’ve always enjoyed eating and salads have always been a favorite of mine, healthy or otherwise.
Recently, I started the 21 Day Fix. However, I did not stick to it for 21 days straight and that’s OK with me. I followed the entire program through from beginning to end, but it took me a little longer than 21 days.
Why did I miss a couple of workouts here and there? I have family, friends, and social obligations. There is absolutely nothing wrong with taking time away from a workout or two, to make memories with loved ones. I refuse to go down that path of guilt because I skipped a workout.
Skipping a workout does not make you or me, lazy, unmotivated, or unhealthy. It just makes us human. Accept it and move on. Missing a workout does not mean you’ve fallen off the bandwagon. As long as you get right back into your routine in a day or two, it’s ok to live your life. Sometimes a workout just doesn’t fit in.
I know most serious trainers or fitness gurus will not agree with me, and that’s ok. Workouts should be fun, the results should be enjoyable, and feeling guilty takes the fun out of it. How can the experience lead to positive results if it’s guilt-ridden?
I personally do not think anyone should fall into a negative mindset over missing a workout.
Don’t let anyone or yourself convince you otherwise.
Do you feel guilty when you miss a workout?