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No Time to Work Out Exactly on Daily Schedule
I find myself lacking time to do the workouts in their entirety on a daily basis. Sometimes I can do a couple or even three days in a row, but often I find myself skipping a day in between. Is this going to be effective? Do I just extend the 90 days by whatever time I need to to get in all of the exercises? Does the non-daily workout mean that I can expect a poorer result in the end, or does it mean that it will just take longer to achieve the same result?

It took me about a week and a half or thereabout to finish the first 6 workouts. I'm maintaining the diet fairly well. I'm just wondering what I'm sacrificing by not being able to do daily workouts, and if there's anything I can do on those days where I have no time to do a workout to help achieve my desired results.

Thanks!

p.s. I was so sore after the first workout that I don't think I could have safely done a workout the second day!
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RE: No Time to Work Out Exactly on Daily Schedule
11/13/12 10:38 AM as a reply to jlayneND.
Hi jilayne,

Working out a few days a week is better than not working out at all. Yes, you will not achieve your goals as quick, but you will be a lot closer than if you don't exercise at all. I can tell you that over the years that I have been a fitness professional and worked with many clients, those that were consistent and followed the plan had excellent results and amazing testimonials.

I would recommend that you don't extend the 90 days, just do the best that you can over a 90-day period. Soreness will not allow you to be unsafe during workouts. It's very important that you push through the soreness, as it will subside after a week or so. Take epson salt baths to reduce soreness and get protein in your system within 30 minutes of post-workout. This will help your muscle recover quicker!

Hope this helps.

Coach Jeff
CPT,PES
motivFIT
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RE: No Time to Work Out Exactly on Daily Schedule
11/13/12 12:50 PM as a reply to jlayneND.
What time do you typically work out on the days you do get a workout in? What works best for me is making my workout like a meeting that can't be missed or scheduled over. Of course, I don't know what your work/home life is like. What I had to do was rearrange my habits and do my workout first thing in the morning instead of at night. It took a while to get used to, but now I get up almost automatically, workout at 5AM, and have energy the rest of my day! Again, working out 3x a week versus none will still have an effect on your results. And good work on sticking to the diet plan! That's usually the hardest part. emoticon

I'd love to chat more, so hit me up with any questions!

Caroline
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RE: No Time to Work Out Exactly on Daily Schedule
11/17/12 3:17 PM as a reply to jlayneND.
jlayneND:
I find myself lacking time to do the workouts in their entirety on a daily basis. Sometimes I can do a couple or even three days in a row, but often I find myself skipping a day in between. Is this going to be effective? Do I just extend the 90 days by whatever time I need to to get in all of the exercises? Does the non-daily workout mean that I can expect a poorer result in the end, or does it mean that it will just take longer to achieve the same result?

It took me about a week and a half or thereabout to finish the first 6 workouts. I'm maintaining the diet fairly well. I'm just wondering what I'm sacrificing by not being able to do daily workouts, and if there's anything I can do on those days where I have no time to do a workout to help achieve my desired results.

Thanks!

p.s. I was so sore after the first workout that I don't think I could have safely done a workout the second day!


I'm in a similar situation... due to my wife's health issues I often don't do the workouts daily, weekly, sometimes even a couple of weeks go by between workouts. Other weeks I'll get 2, 3 or sometimes 4 workouts in. To give you a better idea, I'm in week 5 of round two and I started TEN MONTHS AGO.

Here's how I cope with the "breaks"... I usually know in the morning if I'll be able to workout after work; on those days I increase my calorie intake by 200-350 and take those in 2-3 hours before the workout. Otherwise, I reduce my intake on skip days. I keep careful track of completed workouts in my log and go on to the next one in the sequence. The one workout I will skip in the sequence is "X-Stretch", but only because I tend to stretch a lot throughout the day. I also track dates so I can trace how long in between so I know how hard I can push that day.

Doing the "X" this way does reduce the rate of results achievement, but I AM getting results. By reducing calories on "skip" days, I am still losing weight (lost 2.5 inches on waist and gone from X-large to large t-shirt) and getting stronger, but I'm not ready to be a P90X model, YET.

So, yes, your results will take longer and you'll likely experience more soreness after workouts than those who can do it every day (Oh yes!!!), but stick it out! Even if you don't SEE the results as fast as you may want, you will definately FEEL better, which is just as important.

Cheers,
Sean
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RE: No Time to Work Out Exactly on Daily Schedule
11/19/12 12:50 PM as a reply to jlayneND.
You will still get some results, but you won't see all of the results that could be there with the full program. This program was designed specifically for you to do it 6 days/wk. Anything less and the results will show.

Now 3 days a week is better than nothing. It's still great progress!

You definitely need to focus on your diet and you won't be able to take in as high as calories as if you were working out 6 days/wk.
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RE: No Time to Work Out Exactly on Daily Schedule
12/6/12 6:42 AM as a reply to 85834755.
Do your best, workout as hard as you can, do all the workouts in order, eat as well as you can. You will get results. The Best Results? Maybe, maybe not. But ultimately you will be better off than if you didn't do anything.
Go get 'em.
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