In the “Fitstagram” world, a popular mantra is “Never miss a Monday”. I wholeheartedly agree with the philosophy behind this sentiment. When you start your week off right on Monday in terms of organization, getting to the gym, eating right etc., you are more likely to continue in the same pattern throughout the week. From past experience, I do find this to be true. When I get it right on Monday, I am more likely to have a better week.
Now you may be sitting here thinking, “Why is she posting about Monday’s on a Thursday”. Well, I’ll tell you. We all hear “Never Miss a Monday” but nobody ever tells you what to do if you do. We are all human and sometimes, you WILL miss a Monday.
So what happens when you do? Here’s what I learned. Don’t wait until next Monday to try again.Make Tuesday your Monday. If you fail Tuesday, Make it Wednesday. Just do it! Don’t wait. Don’t put it off, don’t wait until after a birthday, holiday, special occasion, or Monday. Don’t take one missed opportunity and throw your goals away. Just make sure the next choice you make is a good one. Move on, don’t dwell, and keep going.
This week Thursday was my Monday. I set my alarm for 5 am every single morning this week and failed every single time. I am a morning person so for me when I miss my morning workout, it is detrimental to my day. First I feel like I failed, and get mad and disappointed at myself. Then my whole day is thrown off. You’d think with more time to sleep I’d have a good start, but in fact I have found the opposite. I get so much more done in the morning when I workout and I don’t even understand fully why.
I’ve been in a bit of a workout slump lately. I am working out, but I feel like I am doing the bare minimum. I haven’t been pushing myself, just showing up.So this morning when I was finally able to get up and get a workout in, I was pumped.Even though it wasn’t long, I felt so much better today than I have all week. I wasn’t as sluggish, I had more energy and felt more positive.
So, what, you missed a Monday? We all do. We miss workouts, we miss meal prepping, we eat bad food sometimes, we lose motivation, we get negative, we lose our mojos. But what matters is that you don’t give up. You keep fighting and showing up and putting effort in to make the next choice a good one. Your motivation will come and go, It won’t always be easy, but giving up is never an option.
Did you miss Monday this week? Shake it off, tomorrow is a new day ! Get up and get after it.
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