Never Miss Monday!


As long as I show up it's a good day!

As long as I show up it’s a good day!

We all have a set of rules we follow in the back of our minds.  I am the kind of person that would never do this and always do that.  I have been trying with some success to add to those rules in order to improve my health and well-being.  I added the “Just One Thing” rule and each day I have just one fitness goal to accomplish.  Usually that goal is to get up at the usual time and get out the door to the gym.  If I work on that rule long enough it becomes habit and part of how I define myself.  I find I can’t work on too many rules at one time or on a rule that is too complex.

I also have a rule that I do not miss sessions with my trainer.  I have been very successful with that one although I think about cancelling often.

I think that when you get dressed in the morning, sometimes you're really making a decision about your behavior for the day. Like if you put on flipflops, you're saying: 'Hope I don't get chased today.' - Demetri Martin

I think that when you get dressed in the morning, sometimes you’re really making a decision about your behavior for the day. Like if you put on flipflops, you’re saying: ‘Hope I don’t get chased today.’ – Demetri Martin

For a while I was very successful with thinking I was the kind of person that does not eat sweets.  There really isn’t anything there in the sweets for me.  If I thought about sweets I would think about it tasting much like corn syrup which I am not a fan of.  I do eat the occasional chocolate or sweet now but not like I used to.  I find it much more manageable now.

Well my get out the door to the gym “Just One Thing” rule needs some help.  My job and lack of sleep are getting in the way.  Also my bed in the morning is really nice and warm.  So I am going to add to my rule and beef it up a little.  No missing the gym on Mondays.  That is the first day of my week and I am a Monday morning moaner so if I start the week on the right track,  it should be easier to keep up the momentum.

On a side note; Charlotte at The Great Fitness Experiment wrote on her blog today that “Not every workout is going to be great – most of them aren’t which is why the great ones are so notable!”  Well I wish I had heard that before.  The number of times my trainer and friends have had to listen to me complain because I wasn’t happy with my performance.  My trainer always tells me that any day that I  show up to exercise is a success even if I don’t accomplish a lot, but I want to be great every day and I guess I assume everybody else is managing it so why can’t I.  I have a rule about that of course which is that I have to go for a walk later in the day if I am not happy with my behavior on a particular day.  The walk is not punishment it is just a way to make me feel I have done something to balance out the day.

So in conclusion, NEVER MISS MONDAY WORKOUTS!  Luckily it is Wednesday so I don’t have to prove myself right away.  Don’t worry!  I have the trainer tomorrow and I never miss the trainer!


Never Miss Monday! — 7 Comments

  1. I have the never miss the trainer rule too. Lucky for us our trainer is a prize.Since New Year he has decided to work us harder I am stiff from Tuesday My quads are crying so one can only hope for tomorrow . I like to see how you have faired before I go up My wish for you is may Thurs be good in preparation for your Monday resolution!

  2. We are lucky to have the same trainer but also to have each others encouragement. More than half reason I go to the gym is to see the ladies who inspire me.

    • You have that one right. I have people that are actually happy to see me at 5 in te morning. These people are crazy just like me!

  3. So if Charlotte has crappy workouts too, that’s really inspirational! I just somehow assumed all hers were glorious and kick-ass. Good for you for trying to instill the habit.

    I can’t make myself go to the gym everyday, but try to do SOMETHING physical and now I go all crazy in the rare cases where I don’t.

    Good luck with the Monday rule!

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