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Imagine for a moment you’ve been working out consistently for several weeks. You feel great, you’re steadily improving your performance with your strength training sessions and getting in cardio work a couple times per week. Things are moving in the right direction for once and you’re enjoying yourself!
Then things at work get chaotic. You’re working longer hours, your boss gives you a deadline that spikes your stress level, you start sleeping less. At first you go about business as usual with your workouts. After all, you’ve built momentum and don’t want to stagnate—you want to keep racking up the wins in the gym and collecting personal records.