What To Do If You Miss An Insanity Workout
Have you ever wondered what to do if you miss an Insanity workout (or P90X, or Combat, or Insert Your Program Here)?
It happens. Life happens. Sometimes people miss workouts (Hopefully not!!) But if it does, this article will explain what do if you miss an Insanity workout. And also what to do if you miss a few days? Or what about an entire week? Oh no!
I’ve had people ask me about this often, so I decided to write a blog about it. Make sure you read it from START to FINISH. There is a very important warning message at the end.
What To Do If You Miss An Insanity Workout
(Just replace “Insanity” with whatever fitness program you’re doing)
What If I Miss 1 Day?
If you miss one day of your Insanity workout then you have 2 options.
Option 1 is to make the day you missed your rest day for the week. So say you missed your workout on Thursday your normal rest day is on Sundays. What you would do is, on Friday, do whatever workout you missed. Then on Saturday, do whatever workout you would typically be doing on Friday (since you’re a day behind), and on Sunday do whatever workout you would typically be doing on Saturday.
Then on Monday you’ll be right back on schedule and you can continue on with your normal Insanity workout schedule. Make sense? I hope so!
Option 2 is to forget about it and just move on while sticking with your usual schedule. So with our example above, you missed your Thursday workout. On Friday you would do your normal Friday workout. On Sunday you would still have a rest day. This is really just if you absolutely cannot work out on that normal rest day.
I recommend going for option 1 so you’re not missing any of the workouts!
What If I Miss 2 to 6 Days?
If you miss 2 to 6 days, then you have 3 options.
Option 1 - You can forget it about it (like in option 2 above) and just move on with your typical workout schedule. I wouldn’t recommend this if you miss over 2 days.
Option 2 - You can do the workouts you missed during your recovery week to make up for them then.
Option 3 – You can re-do the entire week. This option is best if you miss 3 or more workouts.
At the end of the day, it’s your program so choose the option that’s best for you. I lean toward option 3 simply because I want people to get the most out of their Insanity program and you get the best results when you stick with the plan! Let’s talk about that a bit more..
Why you really shouldn’t miss an Insanity workout.
Admittedly, the sky is not going to fall in if you miss just one workout and make it up with your rest day to get back on track as described above. BUT (and this is a HUGE BUT) the problem is that skipping one workout (even just one) increases the chance that you miss another workout!
It’s a terrible snowball effect that I’ve experienced myself! One day turns into two days, which turns into week. Suddenly several weeks have passed & you’re trying to find the umph to start Insanity all over again. Don’t let it happen to you. As times passes, you could have completed Insanity. But instead of crossing the finishing line…flexing in the mirror…or picking out new swimwear…..you’re looking at your donut….the one on your plate and the one around your stomach.
As soon as you start skipping workouts (even if just here & there), your mind starts justifying reasons why it’s ok to miss more. Ultimately, there will always be excuses why we “can’t” workout. You have to put all excuses to the side for 60 (or 90 days) and just make it happen.
If by chance you must miss a workout, just MAKE SURE you get right back on track with your regular workout schedule ASAP. That way you don’t throw away all your hard work.
The key that I learned while I was doing Insanity for the first time (and prior to that P90X) , was that sometimes you have plan your schedule around your workouts instead of the other way around!
Sound drastic? Hey…how bad do you want it?
I hope I’ve answered the question about what to do if you miss an Insanity workout!
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