Looking through facebook today, I couldn’t help noticing how many people had “a case of the mondays.” Just in case you aren’t aware of the meaning of this term, urban dictionary defines a case of the Mondays as, “symptoms of a useless or horrible Monday morning after returning from the weekend, used in the movie Office Space.”
Workouts on Monday (or any day after we’ve fallen out of our routine) can often feel this way. When I’ve worked out a couple days in a row, I crave the time to myself on my yoga mat. If I have too much on my schedule, I resent the rest of my day and can’t get the idea of a 30 min run out of my head. Take a few days off though, and my body forgets how great it feels after! All of a sudden, I can come up with countless chores and errands that trump even a short sweat session.
These are the days when you have to remind yourself to get out there and just do something. Remember, you don’t need to have expectations for your workout. Often on “Mondays” we feel like we have to no energy to do a quality workout. Try to get a workout in anyway. It might be your worst workout ever, but it’s better than the one you didn’t do.
Who knows, maybe you don’t have energy because you haven’t worked out in too long! Getting your heart rate up wakes you up, circulating fresh blood and oxygen to your cells! Maybe when you’re having a case of the Mondays, you need more than ever to go workout!
Now that I’ve written to you, I’m going to go cure my case of the Mondays with a track workout! What is your go to workout when you don’t feel motivated?