(Closed) feel like a failure.

posted 7 years ago in Fitness
Post # 3
Member
8354 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2011

I am sorry you are having a bad time.

I would say, yes, it is okay to take a break. Just don’t undo what you have already done, and you will be fine.

Post # 4
Member
532 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

Oftentimes when I’m feeling crappy, I don’t feel like working out either. Yet, if I force myself too, I feel better afterwards. It lifts my spirits and makes me feel strong.

Post # 5
Member
186 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

Of course it is. Sometimes when body builders are plateauing, they take a week off to recuperate and then get back to it. It actually helps to give your body a rest. You might end up coming back stronger and energized to get going again.

So it might be a good thing, not something to feel bad about 🙂

Post # 6
Member
1510 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Honestly, why are you so upset about working out and not being found on wedding bee if you aren’t servely overweight or in need of serious help due to your weight?

We all go through good and bad weeks, especially considering how stressful wedding planning can be.  While its always important to do things in moderation, eating, drinking, even exercising, its not a bad thing to give yourself a break every now and again.  Eat that candy bar if you are really dying to or skip that one day or two of working out.  If you are at a healthy weight and your overall health is good, don’t worry about it.  Just breathe!

Good luck lady!

Post # 7
Member
1418 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Sometimes I need a break from exercise and I feel much better than if I force myself to go.  Other times I am glad I decided to go and I feel good about myself and have time to let out stress by sweating it out.  It really depends on the situation though, so if you feel like you need a break, then take a break.  You just have to make sure you pick it back up next week so you don’t get caught in a rut!  Hope you feel better soon 🙂

Post # 8
Hostess
18615 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

Taking a break every so often is fine!  As long as it doesn’t become a consistent break where you don’t exercise anymore, don’t worry about it!

Post # 10
Hostess
18615 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

Enjoy your evening!  I went back to the gym yesterday for the first time in months and I was feeling it today!

Post # 11
Member
1315 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

you relax and enjoy your week off. Sounds like you’re doing great so far, so just pat yourself on the back!

Post # 12
Member
150 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

It is the days off that your body recovers – they are essential! So yeah – take a few off and give you body a chance to recover. Have another diet coke 🙂

 

Post # 13
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4547 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I hear ya! I’ve slacked off this week majorly. My mother was visiting from out of state and the weather here is INSANELY hotand I just haven’t felt like working out. I think it’s fine to take a break every once and awhile 🙂 Nothing you can do about it now. Just get back into it. I worked out today and I feel MUCH better…though I have my first dress fitting tomorow and I think I’ve gained a pound or two back that I lost. But I’m trying to be realistic and not be too hard on myself.

Post # 14
Member
1854 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2009

I think if you’re going to take a break, it’s better if you DECIDE that this week you take a break, and actually enjoy it, rather than skipping workouts and promising yourself that you’ll do more the next day and feeling guilty. Know what I mean? Otherwise the break will not make you feel better, and somehow your body seems to get that…

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