What Happens When You Take a Week Off

Taking a week off from the gym
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Summer is filled with lots of getaways, vacations, and parties. But for many, that also pairs with a lot of unwanted stress and worry from missed workouts and untracked meals.

I get asked very often about how to deal with taking a week off. So many people go on vacation for a week during the summer and are forced to miss workouts or deter from their normal diets.

I understand the concern because I’ve been there before. Trust me, I have been through it many times. But we need to put it into perspective.

You’re not going to lose all your progress in one week (or a few weeks for that matter). If you don’t step foot inside of a gym and you don’t track a single calorie, you’re not going to lose any of your progress. I promise.

But I’ll humor you. Let’s say you DID somehow lose all your progress. Then by that logic, it will only take you one week to get back all of your progress again. So in this worst-case scenario, your life will be back to the way it was in just one more week!

If that sounds silly, that’s because it is. And it’s silly to think that you’re going to lose everything you’ve worked for in one week, too.

Results take time. Losing those results takes time, too.

If you’re going on vacation, please just try to enjoy your vacation! Enjoy time with family and friends. Enjoy good food. Enjoy resting. Just enjoy your life.

In the grand scheme of life, a week of incredible memories is going to be so much more valuable to you than a week’s worth of workouts and calories.

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