Thursday, June 9, 2016

Why You Should NEVER miss a Monday Workout

Many of you have heard me say "NEVER MISS A MONDAY."  You might be 
wondering why is a Monday so important in my workout routine?  For me
starting my week off right with a workout is only setting me up for success. 
For some of us we are exhausted from the weekend and we are dreading 
a work week.  If you feel this way that means you REALLY shouldn't miss a 
Monday!  This is the perfect time to commit yourself to your health and 
fitness goals.  There are studies that show that people think about and
act on healthy activities on Mondays than any other day of the week.  

We all have excuses to why we missed that Monday workout but throw 
those excuses away!  Start fresh this week and know your goals.  
Here is why never missing a Monday is so important:
Five Reasons to Never Miss a Monday: 
1. You're more likely to work out the rest of the week.  When you exercise on a Monday you are getting the ball rolling for the rest of your week.  Completing Monday's workout will motivate you to continue your workouts throughout the rest of the week.  It is a simple RESET for our internal clock.

2.  You'll smile more.  Think about all those times you worked out EXACTLY when you did not want too. Do you remember how GREAT you felt after that workout?  How GREAT you felt all day?  That amazing feeling is called endorphins.    One of the common benefits of physical exercise is that our body releases endorphins, the hormones that make you feel happier.  Getting that workout in on a Monday morning can help you beat those Monday blues, making you happier and more productive. Your family, co workers and friends will be happy you made the decision to NEVER MISS A MONDAY!

3. You’ll suppress anxious thoughts.  
I can tell you hands down this was one of the
BIGGEST things that helped my anxiety after having my son.  There is a saying called "Eat That Frog" it's actually a GREAT personal development book.  If you have not read this book I highly recommend it.  It is all about doing that one thing you DREAD doing first thing in the morning. I can say when I get up, workout and tackle my morning I FEEL AMAZING all day.  If I wait to do these things I feel anxious, depressed and overwhelmed!  Studies show that aerobic exercise can lessen general anxiety. Plus, high-intensity exercise has been shown to reduce anxiety sensitivity, or the fear of anxiety that is often a precursor to panic attacks.

4. You'll kickstart good self-control.   It may take some convincing to put on those workout clothes and jump into those Nikes come Monday morning, but exercise is actually a great way to encourage us to be more disciplined the rest of the day.  When we feel good about ourselves, healthy and refreshed, we make better health related decisions.   Pushing through on Mondays encourages us to want to eat better,  to maybe pass on that afternoon cigarette, or ignore that 3 pm sugar craving.   

5.  You'll boost brainpower.   Getting your sweat on can help improve nerve cells.  Exercising helps with memory and recalling details. Being a Mommy this is something I always need help with - serious "Mommy Brain" some days.

Looking for more accountability?  Join me in my upcoming challenge group!  I would love to help you get on track and NEVER MISS A MONDAY! :)

1 comment:

  1. Good tight work out clothes are just that... tight, yet they breathe to allow moisture to escape and keep your dry and cool. Now these do the trick, they keep tight for an entire workout and then some, from the workout to the car to the grocery.