Never Miss a Monday!

Never Miss a Monday!

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?

  1. You will feel great; setup for the rest of the week! The endorphins you release when you exercise will drag you through any early-week blues.
  2. You will sweat out any weekend excesses.
  3. You will feel proud of yourself for starting the week on such a positive note.
  4. You will be productive for the rest of the day, having kick-started your brain and raised your energy levels.
  5. You will be more inclined to eat something nice and healthy, as you will be in a more healthy mind set.
  6. You will set a precedent for the rest of the week, and be much more likely to go to the gym again.

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!

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Comments

Sasha B.
17 June 2014

Sasha B.

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!

Olga N.
23 May 2014

Olga N.

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.

Freya W.
3 April 2014

Freya W.

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.

Roger B.
3 April 2014

Roger B.

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!

Tanith A.
2 April 2014

Tanith A.

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.

Elliot M.
1 April 2014

Elliot M.

Phillip's got it. We overthink stuff way too much - just get out there and start doing it!

Phillip H.
1 April 2014

Phillip H.

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!

Olivia C.
31 March 2014

Olivia C.

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!

Frank H.
31 March 2014

Frank H.

I definitely agree with Pete. Mondays is usually one of my rest days and it works for me that way - why change what works?

Pete R.
31 March 2014

Pete R.

Why is Monday so important? Miss Monday, get out on Tuesday, simple!

Callum M.
31 March 2014

Callum M.

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.

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