Why you should Never Start a new Exercise Routine on a Monday
Never miss a Monday
You won’t regret it.
Never miss a Monday again! How many times have you said, “I’ll start on Monday”, and you never did? I did that for years until I figured out that I was setting myself up. Getting yourself up and ready on a Monday with a positive mindset is hard enough - never alone adding in dietary changes and exercise. You’re setting yourself up to fail and build a hatred for getting well. Not to mention destroying your own self-esteem thinking you’re just not capable. Here are 5 simple reasons why starting your new routine on a Saturday can truly ensure you’ll never miss a Monday again!
Start your new exercise or fitness routine on Saturday
When you start a new routine on a Saturday, whether that be eating healthier, exercise, or both - you are giving yourself a two-day guarantee head start. Think about it. You have two days already under your belt, so you’re less likely to make an excuse come Monday, sleep in, talk yourself out of it, etc. If the plan is to start exercising or making yourself breakfast in the morning and you’re not a morning person, this is going to be a challenge. When you start on a Saturday, you can set your alarm and practice your new schedule twice before Monday.
Trial and Error
Starting on a Saturday gives you two days to “get it right” before starting the week. You can meal prep, try different dishes, alter your schedule, remove moves that you may not like, research modifications, etc. Basically, you have time to remove what isn’t working while getting use to a new schedule. You may even decide during these two days that morning just isn’t going to work for you, so you adjust and work on a night routine.
Deep down, we all want to be healthier, fitter human beings, but we don’t always commit to it. Mental conditioning is KEY when starting anything new and more importantly, anything we may perceive as a challenge or difficult. If it were easy, you wouldn’t be reading this. You need a couple days to work on your mindset. It’s important that you set the tone for yourself because remember, what we think we act upon. If you’re starting “MUNDAY” with a “ugh, this sucks” attitude, you'll fail. If you’re mentally preparing yourself on the weekend and getting in to the routine, you start Monday off ready to Kick-A$$!
Reflecting after you engaged in anything new is super important. Why? Well, we as humans want to run from anything that is difficult and let’s face it, starting something new isn’t going to be easy - I don’t care how strong you think you are. Setting aside the time to reflect on how you did, what you enjoyed, and where you need improvement adds to your level of commitment. As humans, we should always be self-reflecting, and doing so can almost guarantee a high-level of success.
Come Sunday, you’ll need a little recovery time. If you hadn’t worked out in quite some time then you may be a bit sore from Saturday. You can take Sunday to stretch so Monday you aren’t waking up feeling like you're 87 and ready to quit. I mean, you still may wake up feeling 87 but your mindset isn’t going to be to quit. You already put in two days worth, why quit now?
You can do hard things!
Bottom line, stop making excuses and start kicking your own ass. It’s the only way it works. I can say this, I lost 45 lbs and have kept it off! You can see my progress on Instagram.
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