Happy Monday, friends! I hope you had a lovely weekend. Mine was very quiet, which was good and bad after two great weekends with members of my chosen family in town. I finally got a haircut!
And I hung out with Juno quite a bit. Definitely needed after the last week’s challenges at work.
Today, I want to chat a bit about the idea of ‘Never Miss A Monday’ that’s rampant on social media. With it comes the mentality that if you miss a workout on a Monday, you may as well not try for the rest of the week or somehow have failed in your fitness intentions. I’m sure the folks that started using this phrase had the best of intentions, encouraging others to move and be active. But I think this idea is RIDICULOUS.
Why? This idea:
- Encourages an ‘all or nothing’ mentality
- Hands over our power and motivation to a ‘day’
- Ignores the importance of listening to your body
Each day is its own separate entity, empowering you to make a decision of what’s best for you in that moment. Some Mondays, we are ready to go; others require a little patience and ease. Both are okay, and neither dictates the outcome of the rest of your week.
So, should you miss a Monday?
- If you’re exhausted, hurting, or your body needs a rest, yes.
- If you’re feeling sick, yes.
- If you’re stressed on every other front in your life, yes.
- If you’re bored of your current routine and ‘just kinda don’t feel like it,’ probably not. Do something completely different to mix it up!
In case you’re in need of inspiration, I’ve included a quick workout below. All you’ll need is a pair of medium dumbbells for the reverse lunges and push press. If you don’t have weights, sub in jump lunges and pike presses.
Let me know if you try it, if you like these workout posts, or if you’ll be moving on this lovely Monday! <3