By: Betsy Stevens NCCPT | Click Here to Find Me on Facebook
It’s been such a long week. You have had over 12 different meetings, you’ve stayed late at the office 3 nights, your spouse is out of town so you have been solely responsible for getting your kids picked up from school and shuffled to all their after school sports and extracurricular activities. There is just no way around it.
You are just plain worn out.
You are so worn out that the mere thought of working out after your work day ends, makes you want to fall into a deep sleepy coma at your desk. You know you should work out. You know that you need to. You just simply can’t wrap your head around the idea.
Well, believe me. I work at the gym and I find it challenging to get a workout in. Sometimes it just doesn’t seem possible. But let me give you some encouragement. The cons of skipping a workout or two…or five, significantly outweigh the pros. Here are a few examples of what I am talking about:
You make poor eating choices:
After a workout, the average person doesn’t want to sabotage their hard efforts by eating unhealthy foods. They want something healthy! Studies have shown that those who skip their workouts make poor eating choices as well. They figure, “Well, I mean, I didn’t work out today, so it’s not like I’m ruining anything I have done. It’s just one time anyway.” Well, I will tell you that I have seen it first-hand. That “one time” turns into many times. Then after a while of poor food choices, you have put on a significant amount of body fat weight.
You risk losing muscle:
You have worked so hard to build that figure you have. Why throw that away? By getting in the habit of skipping your workouts, your body gets into the habit of not burning off fat as easily and also begins to eat away at your muscle for fuel once it starts to run low on body fat reserves. Muscle is not easy to put on. It takes time and dedication. Don’t throw it all away just because you have had a couple bad days this week.
You are missing out on some mental relief:
Working out doesn’t just keep your body in check, but also keeps your mind on track. Running and weight lifting release endorphins into the brain which are responsible for making us happy and put us in a good mood. The more you start to steer away from your workouts, the cloudier your brain will be, the shorter your temper and the more unfriendly you will become. Do yourself and everyone around you a favor and don’t skip your workout! It’s one of the best (and most overlooked) forms of therapy out there!
Just remember. If you start skipping your workouts routinely, your body will suffer from it mentally and physically. The negative changes you will experience can happen quicker than you might think. Make the time to keep yourself sane, in shape and healthy!
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