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One day last month I was mentally debating whether or not to give myself a break from working out.  I quickly opted for 30 minutes of cardio and 30 minutes of strength training early morning at the gym.  I was running late but, after arriving, I worked up a 10-minute sweat on the StairMaster and then headed to the equipment for a little upper and lower body work.  A friend of mine who I hadn’t seen in quite a while showed up shortly after I started my exercises and we struck up a conversation.  Although I tried to keep my pace with the next three sets, I didn’t accomplish as much as I had hoped.  I also ended up cutting my cardio back.  As soon as I began to mentally berate myself, I regrouped and remembered that I had originally considered staying home.  So even though I didn’t do it all (or everything I planned), it was still better than nothing.

Are you the all or nothing type?