When your alarm goes off at 5am on Monday morning, you might feel like hitting the snooze button, rolling over, and enjoying another hour of blissful sleep…am I right? It’s hard to stick to your workout routine when you’re still feeling sluggish after one too many mimosas at Sunday brunch.
But it turns out that your first workout of the week is the most important one. So here are four reasons to get out of bed, grab a smoothie, and hit the gym every single Monday.
1. MONDAY WORKOUTS WILL MAKE YOU MORE PRODUCTIVE
Studies show that exercising for thirty minutes or more increases productivity, which means that getting your booty to the gym won’t only lead to a healthier body, it will also lead to a healthier mind. So, if you’re looking ahead to a big week at work or a full calendar at home, a Monday workout will help you tackle your to-do list. Keep this in mind next time you tell yourself that you don’t have time to make it to the gym - a daily sweat sesh will actually help you work faster and more efficiently. No excuses!
2. MONDAY WORKOUTS WILL HELP YOU BUILD A WORKOUT HABIT
You aren’t going to hit your health goals or see real changes in your body unless you’re consistently exercising…to the tune of five times every single week. And, experts say that if you don’t implement a habit-related action on the first day of the week, you’re less likely to stay committed to that habit for the rest of the week. So, guess what? If you aren’t making your workouts a priority on Monday mornings, you’re going to lose momentum and be more likely to skip your Tuesday workout too. Moral of the story: commit to consistency and get into the gym every single Monday.
3. MONDAY WORKOUTS WILL HELP YOU HIT YOUR GOALS FASTER
This is an easy one: if you’re sweatin’ it out in the gym every Monday morning, you’re going to hit your fitness goals faster. Consistent action leads to consistent change, and we want to see you making progress towards getting into the best shape of your life. So, whether you’re working towards a bikini body, a new level of energy, or a smaller jean size, don’t let anything keep you from getting into the gym this Monday. Because every time you check off a workout, you’re one step closer to your goals.
4. MONDAY WORKOUTS WILL MAKE YOU HAPPIER
The results are in: regular workouts make you a happier human. Exercising releases endorphins, the “feel good” hormones that put a smile on your face. So, if you’re battling the Monday blues, stress on the job, or the craziness of family life, an energizing workout is just what you need! Hitting the gym will help you release stress, balance your emotions, and face the challenges in your life with an extra dose of grace (as if you needed another good reason to exercise regularly).
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