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Missing a Week of Training

It’s school holidays at the moment and while not everyone will be on holiday, a lot of parents will either be taking some time off or having their week thrown around because of the school break. Because of this, I wanted to quickly touch on having a week (or two) off training; and by training, I mean structured/planned exercise, not just being physically active.

Now for a lot of you, this time can be frustrating because you end up out of routine, missing sessions, and feeling like you’ve lost momentum or even your results.

What I want you to know is that it’s okay to miss training for a week. You aren’t going to go backward from taking a week off, in fact, if you plan your training correctly it can be a great opportunity to spend the week doing different things, especially if you have kids you can get active with.

So some tips for when kids are on holiday and/or you can’t stick to your usual training routine:

  1. Accept that you are going to have the week off – don’t feel guilty about it
  2. Keep up with all your other good habits – just because you aren’t training doesn’t mean everything else goes out the window
  3. Keep active – instead of ‘training’ get active in other ways and get the kids involved too
  4. Get straight back into it – don’t delay getting back into your usual routine, the longer you leave it the harder it will be

Pro Tip: Plan your training ahead of time around school holidays if you need to, then when that time comes around you know exactly what you are going to do and how you are going to do it.

Nathan Spring