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Have You Ever Ended a Workout Early?

I'm one of those people who look forward to my workouts, but sometimes it's tough to motivate when I'm tired, sore, or have things on my mind. If I push myself to exercise anyway, after the workout I'm usually glad I didn't skip out. A few times though, I've put in the effort but just wasn't feeling it, so I ended my workout early. Has this ever happened to you?

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Giasbash6260 Giasbash6260 7 years
It's an extremely RARE occasion that I cut a work out short... but what might seem like I am cutting a work out short to me, probably isn't cutting a work out short for others because I work out for almost 2 hours every day!
darc5204 darc5204 7 years
If you're hurt or actually sick, it's time to stop. Sometimes I even stop early because I'm really distracted or I just don't feel like it. I live an active lifestyle and I enjoy exercise, so I don't want to make it a chore.
bigestivediscuit bigestivediscuit 7 years
Yes I have a couple times when I felt super nauseous and began seeing spots in front of me before fainting. So yeah, I think in those situations it's a good idea to stop!
Quanni-E Quanni-E 7 years
I have because I suck. LOL. Seriously, I would start to feel sick or cranky.
Kellanawida Kellanawida 7 years
If I'm in a bad mood. If I'm grouchy I'm far from motivated and keep frustrating myself so I usually leave it until I'm feeling productive.
GlowingMoon GlowingMoon 7 years
No. However, if I'm physically uncomfortable (like from menstrual cramps), I would lower my intensity, and bring it down a notch, but I will NOT end my session early. One time, I jogged for miles hunched over at the hips (nursing deep menstrual cramps). That was crazy of me. My form was AWFUL. I could have wrecked my back, but hey, I finished my workout. :)
esmerb esmerb 7 years
The most memorable was a boot camp class :-/
Spectra Spectra 7 years
I've only ended my workout early once...I got dressed up to go running in -20 weather and after going about 1/2 mile, the cold air was too much for me. I ended up going back in and I put some extra layers on and went for a nice walk instead.
cg130 cg130 7 years
I've quit a few times when I've been really, really tired.
Runnergirl13 Runnergirl13 7 years
Unless I'm absolutely dying, I feel too guilty to let myself stop early! It's kind of sad - I know I've probably made myself sicker or more injured by not throwing in the towel at times, but I just can't!
Vanonymous Vanonymous 7 years
If I get a really bad cramp while running I'll stop. Usually I can just switch to a walk for a while and pay attention to my breathing and it will go away, but if it doesn't I just have to stop. There's also been a couple times I'll get off the treadmill b/c I just got bored. I like taking classes at the gym b/c I have too much pride to walk out. :) I will stick with the class to the point of exhaustion b/c I don't want others to think I'm a quitter!
wackdoodle wackdoodle 7 years
I have ended my 4+ hour long exercise sessions early because of one of the following reasons: -I passed out/or felt faint -I got a migraine and once I take my meds I cannot safely function -my legs gave out -the gym closed -it was too late to be vigorously exercise inside my apartment without disturbing my neighbors -I got so nauseated that I was going to hurl so I had to stop I don't stop because I just don't feel like continuing - if I stop I will feel like a quitter and feel really crappy. So I keep going until my body forces me to stop - and I try to continue past that point just in case the physical ailment was triggered by a psychological desire to stop a workout.
shiningeyes shiningeyes 7 years
The only time I really recall ever ending a workout earlier than I intended is when I had been pushing myself too hard to begin with and I start to feel light-headed or like I'm going to be sick.
lydialee_home lydialee_home 7 years
I normally have 2 plans for the day when I drive to the Y's for workout. - A min workout set - usually it is the easier plan and something that I know I can do for sure. - A max workout set - bonus set when I feel strong and energetic. I achieve my min set everyday - I mean if I am too tired, I will just take a day off and skip going to the gym at all. But, if I go, I will at least have my min set done.
nikisix nikisix 7 years
Sometimes if I'm feeling like I have to go to the bathroom...which happens fairly frequently!
Merlin713 Merlin713 7 years
Sometimes I feel awesome before a workout, but when I really get into it, I can't stay awake. Yeah.. Weird.. I have the anemia thing still going on. Some days are worse than others.
runningesq runningesq 7 years
If I'm feeling sick or injured, yes. If I'm getting tired/ cranky then I tell myself to HTFU and finish the workout. I visualized the finish line at IMCOZ :)
ella1978 ella1978 7 years
One time I thought I was going to be sick in the gym. I then realized I probably should have gotten more sleep and skipped the day! I went home early. Not often though.
Yogaforlife Yogaforlife 7 years
I sometimes cut out early if I am feeling really exhausted from lack of sleep or my period. If I push myself too hard when my body is saying no - I find that it will affect my workouts the rest of the week. I'd rather cut out early one day, than push myself through it to the point that I end up completely skipping or cutting short workouts the rest of the week.
zoorph zoorph 7 years
Pain or illness are enough to induce me to end one early. Gotta listen to your body!
hausfrau hausfrau 7 years
i used to do this when i'd workout with 2 girlfriends... sometimes it'd be rainy and cloudy or we all thre didnt feel like it so we'd blow it off and go get breakfast instead! it was sooo awesome, it felt like skipping school!
Beaner Beaner 7 years
Soniabonya - it sounds like you might have exercise-induced asthma. Coughing is my biggest symptom, and it happens when I do interval training, where I'm alternating between really pushing myself, and then slowing downing.
Dana18 Dana18 7 years
only by 5minutes. I feel guilty if I do less then then I usually do.
miamixo miamixo 7 years
Only a couple times because i hurt myself and always with dumbbells.
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