There is more to life than working out. Missing one workout isn’t going to affect you.
Although not doing any high intensity interval training for 3+ weeks and trying to get back into it will make you feel like a weakling. So train consistently!
High intensity is the best way to burn fat. Although that’s not to say you can’t do steady-state cardio if you truly enjoy it. The only “right way” is the way that works for you and the way that keeps you moving.
You don’t need to do crunches to work your core. Lift heavy things. Walk around with heavy things. It will stabilize and strengthen your core.
Stretch, foam-roll, get massages, do yoga, take ice baths, use epsom salts… or you will regret it once all that lack of recovery hits you with painful knees, back problems, constant soreness and other fitness-related injuries.
Work with what you have and be proud of it. To some people, abs come naturally. Unfortunately, that’s not me because I cannot commit to a 6-pack since I refuse to give up my favorite foods. I know I have great arms and shoulders so I can work with that instead! What about you? Don’t ever fret about what comes difficult and make the most out of what comes naturally.
It’s not about how many reps or how much weight you can lift or how fast you can go, but it’s about pushing and challenging yourself every time you train to make yourself better— physically, aesthetically and most importantly, mentally. Is health and fitness making you happier and feeling more confident?