It’s common knowledge that missing a day – (or three) – of your daily exercise regime makes it harder to maintain that routine in the future; but as it turns out, the consequences of inconsistency in your workout can be farther reaching than that. By skipping a day or two, you actually might be diluting the benefits you reap from workout in the first place. At first, skipping days can mean a decrease in the positive metabolic aspects, and eventually can affect motivation, endurance, and can increase the instances of injury.
Alistair Hopper, Winnipeg-based personal trainer for Flex Fitness, gives some important advice:
“If you have a bad workout or a bad week of workouts try to have a short term memory. Reset and start fresh the next day. Being consistent is a sure fire way to achieving your fitness goals and beyond.”
Alistair further articulates in this article that the key is not letting one slip become a habit, “Focus on the next workout and at being consistent.”