I will be restarting Shaun T’s Insanity: The Asylum today with my accountability partner Vanessa or as she would like to be known as “Hardcore” (she’s got the abs for it). We both had a snag 2 weeks in, she hurt her foot and I was out due to some super flu or some sort of crazy biological warfare that kept me from doing anything for the last 2 weeks, enough that my nutrition was even slipping due to not being able to leave the bed.
Thankfully I was able to keep up with a routine of Shakeology mixed with Orange juice (and sometimes the p90x recovery drink) to help speed up my recovery. Needless to say my cardio has suffered greatly. Asylum is NOT easy, even when you’re at 100%, this program is tough and you fight physically and mentally to finish each workout.
But to keep this quick, as this helps answer a question I get asked quite often by people that have something interrupt their Beachbody workout schedule, for whatever program they’re doing.
P90x, Turbofire, Insanity or anything else. This is how I deal with the annoying forced break in my routine. It’s always situational but here’s my general guideline, which I will add later when I put up my FAQs.
“Help! I had to stop working out due to ——”:
1-3 days: Pick up with the corresponding day on the schedule. If you got sick/injured or whatever on monday and you can’t workout until wednesday, start with the workout scheduled on wednesday. You can add additional days at the end of the 30/60/90 days to make up for the lost time if you really want to but missing a few days is not the end of the world.
5-7 days: Restart that week. Again, its not the end of the world.
2 weeks-3weeks/a month: restart that entire month/section. Hopefully if you were out of action this long, you were still doing yoga or something to keep your body moderately active without over doing it.
The one thing you don’t want to do is fall into the nasty habit of restarting the program over and over and over again, because you missed a few days here or there. This is a nasty habit some people fall into because they feel guilty, some of those days you just need to let go and move on. If you continue with this habit, you’ll typically get discouraged and never finish the program. Just remember, listen to your body, and sometimes your Doctors if its a serious injury because the last thing you want to do is permanently injure yourself.
Push the limits but be aware and be safe when it comes to taking care of your body and your health.
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