Today I wanted to switch gears and talk about a trend I see a lot, and one that I don’t necessarily agree with. I’m sure you’ve seen the hashtags and Instagram captions on Monday mornings. You know the ones. The treadmills, the running shoes, the weights.
Never miss a Monday.
Yep, that’s the one. But before you think I’m 100% against it, I see both sides to it. I completely understand people’s thoughts for saying it. Some of them may take the weekend off, or always believe in Mondays being a fresh start. You know how New Years is a great time for many to restart and start fresh? Well, a lot of people feel that on Mondays, too, so by starting off on Mondays at the gym, or getting in a workout at some point during the day, they feel it starts their week off on a great note. That’s fantastic! I would never condone that!
On the other side, though, I’m not always in agreement with it. What if you worked out for the past 5 days? What if your Monday is super crazy and you can’t fit it in? What if you wake up sick on Monday? I won’t lie- each of these has happened to me! And when I go on Instagram and see all these captions and hashtags, I sort of feel down. I feel like if I missed today, well, I guess I’m not as good as all these others and my week isn’t going to go well. But that’s not true. That doesn’t have to be.
You can start fresh any day.
I did an entire half marathon training cycle with Mondays off. I needed a day off, that’s the day it worked out in the plan, and having Mondays off actually felt nice. Instead of thinking of it as not starting your week off on the right foot, I changed that mentality. Mondays are crazy. They just are. Things come up, you need to get back in the groove, kids aren’t feeling daycare or school, work is busy and you may stay later. Things happen, and having that extra time to handle all those problems without trying to fit in a workout is actually pretty freeing.
Maybe you love always starting a Monday in the gym and that’s great. But maybe you just didn’t make it on Monday and will pick back up on Tuesday. I want YOU to feel your best during the week , and get in those workouts, but never feel bad if you can’t fit one in on a Monday. Try again Tuesday! Each day is a blank canvas to do with it what you want. Remember that and just do your best. I’ll be over here cheering you on, and if I don’t workout next Monday, oh well! I may take away a rest day on the following weekend, or maybe not. Just don’t feel bad and feel like your entire week isn’t going to go well for missing a Monday.
What are your thoughts on “Never Miss a Monday?”
What day is always a rest day for you?
Linking up with Amanda for Thinking out Loud.