It’s important to never miss a Monday during your fitness journey. Sure, rest days are encouraged and necessary. But Monday should not be the day you miss. Mondays have a reputation for being a crappy day. So this makes more acceptable to relax after a ‘case of the Mondays‘. Or if you spent the entire weekend couch surfing, what’s one more day? For those who enjoy resolutions and clean slates, Mondays offer a new start. Although it’s important to keep in mind, you can start any time. But, let’s talk Mondays for now.
Never Miss a Monday
When planning your week, be sure to include a Monday workout. This can be anything. As long you’re moving on Monday, you’re on the right track. Instead of dreading Mondays, schedule a workout you enjoy. Or try out that new class you’ve been itching to try. That way, if you feel like you had a terrible day, at least you’ll have one thing to look forward to.
Still not convinced why you should never miss a Monday?
- Sets a Pattern: Start the week of with a workout, you’ll more than likely keep that going the rest of the week. It’s the principle behind don’t break the chain, the premise behind Jerry Seinfeld’s productivity secret.
- Nix the Anxiety: When you’re dreading that mountain of paperwork or making those sales calls, a good workout goes a long way. A high-intensity workout has been known to reduce anxiety.
- Sleep Better: Studies show that those who exercise regularly (at least 30 minutes a day, 5 days a week) sleep significantly better. This sounds like a win-win to me. I’m a fan of anything that makes me sleep better.
Even though Mondays were the subject of post, I understand not everyone has the same start of the week. If Mondays don’t work for your schedule, pick a different day that works for you. As long you keep the day the same, you’ll reap the same benefits.
What do you do to make your Mondays brighter?