Bad Workouts

Fitness industry secret: Not every workout is a good workout. (Some honestly do not even make it onto the scale they are so terrible.)

These woeful workouts are definitely a rare occasion for me. All owing to the fact that I love the exercise I choose to do, but they DO happen and that is ok. No matter how much time and love you dedicate to your; fitness; daily workouts; runs; fitness classes; or even your team training sessions…They will not be 100% the best, every single time.

Usually it happens for a reason….

  • My body is being worked too hard and I haven’t listened
  • I’ve eaten something my body doesn’t like
  • My mind has other priorities (the usual massive to-do list)
  • Forgot your headphones – if you’re not a headphones person you will think this is a jacked idea, but it is true.

Positive spin? (besides it being my favourite cardio class at the gym)

Progression. There is always something to work on and improve on. Being a better you. Lots of people are striving for a fitness destination that doesn’t exist; there is no finish line. Its not a sprint, a marathon or even an Ironman it’s a way of life to be healthier and happier.

Yes, try to minimise the things that prevent you from having the best POSSIBLE workout. But don’t let it take over and de-motivate you. Nevertheless, if it is the best workout you’ve had in a long time, let it inspire you and motivate you. Encourage the good, neglect the bad. You are in charge of your own happiness. Why choose to hold onto a bad workout unless it is motivating you in a positive way by making you want to work harder next time.

At the end of the day even making it to the gym can be an accomplishment. For me at uni, the gym is a 10-minute walk uphill. So even if I walk there, do basically nothing at all, and walk back I’ve actually done 20 minutes of LISS (low intensity steady state) cardio without even realising.

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Every victory is a victory, no matter how small. Just keep at it. . Remember it’s not Red bull that gives you wings; it’s wide grip pull ups and lat pull downs.

Love J xoxo

1 Comment

  1. January 29, 2017 / 12:45 pm

    Amen to the knock on red bull. I’m sick of seeing athletes (especially CrossFit) that market red bull like it’s a great workout drink. That stuff is toxic. I agree with you, pull ups, rope climb, rowing… That’ll give you wings. You want to crank it up a notch, try some ice cream scoopers! It’s where you start in a bent arm hang, then bring your legs and body up while straightening your arms. You’ll kind of look like a seven hanging from the bar if your doing it right. Then pull your chin back over the bar. Talk about lats!

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