JUMP IN ARREARS:
There is no need for you to panic when you miss exercising for one or two days—or even a week—during your weight loss programme. This is your programme, which is designed by you in line with what you can or cannot manage. Therefore, there is no need to stress because you are the one in charge of your own programme. This means that you do only that which is feasible within your schedule.
However, it does not mean that you do not make efforts to produce great results for yourself. You must be very dedicated to your progress if you intend to reduce any weight. Fluctuations in exercises—such as today you exercise, and tomorrow you do not—are not a good thing. Therefore, when you spend one or two working-days without exercising, you must ensure that you find a way of exercising in arrears. Just like it is during exams, when you do not do well, you write your exams in arrears. Otherwise, if you do not exercise in arrears, you break the system and this retards weight loss progress. I am positive that you have noticed so far that when I miss a day of exercises, I find always a way of recovering my lost-exercising time. Remember that I did not jump on Tuesday this week—Dec. 11, 2012. Yet, today, I made sure that I recovered my lost time. I jumped for two days in a single day. Instead of doing 1, 000 jumps per day according to my daily target; I did this morning 2, 200 jumps from 10:36 to 11:14hrs, which is 38 minutes. It felt great jumping in arrears. By the way, my target during this phase of my weight loss programme is 1, 000 jumps per day, and 5000 jumps per week. So far this week, I have done already 4, 500 jumps, which means that I am remaining with 500 jumps for tomorrow—Friday, Dec. 14, 2012. If I want, I would jump only 500 to meet my weekly target, but if I want I would do more than that as usual. It feels great having a goal because it gives us a sense of purpose. If you exercise without a purpose, trust me, you would begin to feel overworked and it would not be easy for you to be dedicated. Therefore, if you set a goal, alongside your purpose, you would ensure to exercise in arrears.
@ Chipo Muponisi, unedited post