Weekly Workouts May 6 – May 11

“Screws fall out all the time. The world’s an imperfect place.” ~ John Bender, The Breakfast Club

I love this quote for a few reasons: I adore John Bender, I get to share my obsession with The Breakfast Club, and it’s incredibly true. Bender may have been being a smart aleck when he said this, but the man’s got a point. The world’s an imperfect place, we are imperfect people. We will mess up, we will fall down, we will skip a workout.

I missed a workout last week. I was sleep deprived bordering on delirious and needed that extra hour of sleep on Tuesday. When I finally did rouse myself, I began to panic. What was I doing? How could I skip a workout? I’m going to ruin everything I’m working for! 

It wasn’t until I called home in tears, nearly hyperventilating, that I began to understand this wasn’t the end of the world. I was talked offer the proverbial ledge. I was convinced one missed workout wouldn’t completely derail me. I was reminded that I had a soccer game that night. I’d be running around a field for 40 minutes. I’d certainly be out of breath. I’d be tired and I’d get a workout. Maybe not the one I had written down, but that wouldn’t make it any less effective. And when Wednesday morning rolled around, I felt that soccer game. I felt the previous night’s victory aching in my legs. I smiled and proceeded to my next workout.

And so, with my Tuesday night soccer game in mind, I came up with this week’s workout plan. I swapped things around, opting for yoga this morning and strictly weights tomorrow morning. After running around Tuesday night, a leisurely bike ride is totally in order on Wednesday morning.

Workouts for May 6 – May 11

Monday – 45 minutes of yoga

Tuesday – weight lifting, arm circuits and abs + soccer game

Wednesday – 30 minute bike ride, TRX 55 squat and pushup pyramid

Thursday – Medicine ball circuit workout

Friday – Burpee circuit (resulting in 55 burpees and certain torture)

Saturday – 1.5 mile run, 9 minute mile pace, abs




  1. I’ve never experienced a full-on panic attack, but instead I have lingering guilt and a sort of general uneasiness all day when I miss a workout on a day that was not a scheduled rest day. I guess one thing that has helped me a lot, is that last year I started running outside 3-4 times a week all spring, summer, and fall. When winter came, I couldn’t run outside anymore (I have cold-and-exercise-induced asthma) and I was so worried that I wouldn’t be able to get back into running again after not running all winter. Well, it’s spring now, and I have been running with no problems. Sometimes you just need a little proof for yourself that you CAN do it, even if you miss a single workout, or a whole winter-full of runs. 🙂

    • That is so true! It’s amazing how your head can affect your body so much, you know? Congrats on the running, that’s awesome!

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