Today is Monday, the start of new calendar week…
Mondays are often a popular day for people who like to train. I have a lot of clients who love to train on Mondays because they feel it helps to anchor their behaviours & habits for the rest of the week.
Training on a Monday can help to give a psychological boost & set up positive actions for the rest of the week.
I also think a LOT of people put unnecessary pressure on themselves by trying to cram everything into a 7 day window.
As kids we are taught that the week begins on Monday and ends on Sunday, we go to school during the weekdays and have the weekend off. The majority of us carry this into our adult life with our work pattern, but we also add in the typical weekend indulgence which creates the whole ‘back on it on Monday’ never-ending cycle.
The pressure of trying fit everything (not just training) between every Monday to Sunday doesn’t always allow for success.
Your body doesn’t have a conscious, it doesn’t know what day of the week it is, it simply responds to what you do through time.
If needs be, you can extend your training plan to last over a 10/12 day period to give more flexibility. By doing this you are giving yourself more flexibility & more options as you are no longer governed by the calendar.
You don’t HAVE to train on Mondays if it doesn’t fit YOUR lifestyle.
That’s all for today, have a good day, have good workout, have a good week!
Tristan ‘make it work’ Buttle.