Monday morning: Time to snooze the alarm until you have less than 10 minutes to get out of the house. Then sit at your desk pretending to work, nursing a cup of coffee until lunchtime. You were supposed to go to the gym today. But it’ll have to wait. You didnt have time to pack your bag... May as well just write another week off.
Thursday morning: The week has rolled by and you still haven’t made it to the gym. It’s almost the weekend. There’s no point in starting to exercise now. May as well wait until Monday.
Sound familiar? Then you only need to change one thing!
We have just one rule for you: Never miss a Monday.
No matter how much you want to hit that snooze button again, get yourself committed to being in the gym on Mondays.
Whether it be before work, during a long-lunch, or after work it's vitally important to the success of your gym-going that you establish this as your routine.
Why is Monday so important?
That last point is probably the most important of all. Because if you begin the week with a workout, you will be in a great place psychologically. Then, having been rewarded once already, you'll make the time to invest in your health and fitness again on Wednesday or Thursday.
You’ve heard the phrase ‘start as you mean to go on’. Well, Monday morning is where it starts. Get that right, and the rest will fall into place nicely!
The idea is great because it's simple. But Monday just happens to be my busiest day so I try to never miss a Tuesday!
I never do Mondays, there's already enough going on with school & work & the rest of life! I manage to fit in more towards the end of the week.
We should stop looking at the week as a seven day sequence. That way, if we miss a Monday it won't matter. I guess we have something inherently programmed within us to follow patterns.
When I was in the working world, the best thing about Monday was waving it goodbye. So I suppose doing something productive with it is all to the good!
It's so simple but it's so true: If I manage a good Monday (whether that's food, exercise or being productive at work) I'm so much more likely to have a good week. Re-starting on Tuesday just doesn't seem to work for me.
Phillip's got it. We overthink stuff way too much - just get out there and start doing it!
nice idea - if you are looking at something that you are not always too keen to do, the best thing is to stop looking and start doing!
I'm a bit funny about following patterns. If I miss my Monday gym session, chances are, I'll have a rubbish week for exercise. Start off on the right foot and all that!
I definitely agree with Pete. Mondays is usually one of my rest days and it works for me that way - why change what works?
Why is Monday so important? Miss Monday, get out on Tuesday, simple!
There's something in our psychology isn't there whereby if we miss the first of a sequence, then we are happier to let all the others drop off too. I find this, that I need to get out on a Monday to start the week off on the right footing.