Exercise “appointments” should be just as important as your business appointments. Keep them.
In the fitness world, Monday is one of the most important days of the week. Yes, Monday is always the day after the weekend; and it always will be. Exercising on Monday is very important as it kick-starts your workout week.
It is similar to the phase “can you start on Monday?” Now why would an employer want you to begin work on Monday and not Tuesday? The main reason is Monday sets up the rest of the week. If you have a bad Monday there is a better chance you’ll have a bad week. So forgetting Monday seems to make the rest of the week easier to skip.
It happens all the time: You skip Monday because you are tired or have had a long weekend and you think, “I’ll just make it up tomorrow.” Then Tuesday comes around and you get stuck at work. “Well, there is always tomorrow.” But Wednesday is Happy Hour day with friends. It’s that easy to skip your workout. Once you skip the first day, it becomes easier and easier. Before you know it, it’s been a week of not exercising. Then that week turns into two weeks, and then a month, and then a season, and then a year. Sound familiar?
Working out to be healthier is a lifestyle and a habit. It is not something you can do on-the-fly or whenever it’s easy.
Starting your week with a positive and healthy approach is the easiest way to stay on top of your fitness goals. It makes it easier to add additional exercise days and build toward your weekend. Let’s face it; it is much easier to add an extra workout than it is to find your first one.
When you skip a workout, the only one who suffers is you. Make it a point never to skip. Also, make time to train more often. The more you train – even in small doses – the faster your fitness level will increase. Extra time could be as simple as adding a long walk, 20 pushups, or 50 jumping jacks. It does not have to be adding another high intensity workout; it just has to be something.
Inputting your workout times into your calendar can help you from skipping them. When you add business appointments to your schedule, you keep them.
Yes, you work to make money. But you need to work out to be a healthier you who is able to enjoy your money. How important is having money if your body is letting you down in the end? Working out and staying healthy is hard enough so do not make it harder by skipping days; start your week right and on a health step.