YOU WANT MOTIVATIONAL MONDAY? How’s this?
You wanna get fit? You wanna get ripped? You wanna shed fat?
Get off your ass recruit!
Okay, so you’ve had your morning mocha frappa whateverthehell. You get to work late, because you can. You spend 40 minutes scrolling through your Instafeed seeing what everyone did this weekend before you finally look at your work desktop to check what? WORK? Go figure.
(At around 4:30am they tossed the trash can down the barracks and that’s how we started the day, by the way.)
You have a long day ahead of you. So what, join the ranks of everyone else in the world. Incidentally, no, everyone’s life isn’t la di da like on social media.) Are you hung over? Sucks to be you. Better grab some water.
You found the time to go to the game. You found the time to go to the wine tasting. You had to find the time to come to work. And YOUR GOING TO FIND THE TIME TO WORKOUT. Period. No excuses.
Priorities, right? The take away here is the at you make time to do the things that matter. Yes, recruit, that’s right. You do. So instead of happy hour today your going to go for that turn on the elliptical. Your going to try to do those 20 pushups. Your not going to care what everyone else in the gym thinks because your all in the same boat…. right?
Now, go…do it….
Most of us were taught basic, fundemental rules as kids to help us in life. Hopefully. No elbows on the table while eating, and don’t interupt someone while they are speaking, are a few that come to mind.
Community. No man (or woman) is an island. Find people who have common goals. Accountibilty, motivation, who knows, they could end up being your next BFF. (Or more.) Hashtag fitfam.
Don’t compare yourself with others. It’s one thing to see someone and think, “I’ll get defined abs like that.” However, we all have different genetic makeup. You may not have a perfect 8 pack exactly l like that one genetically gifted individual. Take what you’ve got and build on it. They, your abs, can still become extremely well defined.
Have a definete plan of action. Set specific goals. “In six weeks will have lost…..” “Increase deadlift by…”Avoid aimlessly walking through your time in the gym without a purpose.
Please don’t scroll through your news feed the whole time. It can all wait, really. In fact, put the phone away. Wait until your done with your workout to post that ironic selfie pic.
Have some patience. Rome wasn’t built in a day, you know. Results do not happen over night, but with dedication, over time, they will.
Do NOT be a weight dropper and stack slammer. Don’t think for a New York minute your a beast because you dropped a heavy dumbbell after 3 reps. This is probably the most annoying habit in the history of gyms. People will look at you and think…pure amateur. (They will)
Be sure to focus on proper form. Results will come faster. Target each muscle group the correct way. Slow and steady, with good form. Feel the burn.
Don’t forget to bring a bottle of water. One symptom of dehydration? Fatigue. Sleepiness.
Have a good time. Exercise should not be a “task”. What is a task? Getting up at 5:45am to go sit in a meeting all morning with a boss you can’t even stand to look at, let alone speak too. Like anything in life, fitness is what you make it. 👍
Whatever you do, don’t give up. You’ll thank yourself later. Really.
Decide right now, what part of the week is for getting up, getting moving, and getting active. Mark it on your calender. It’s yours. Think of that time like a reservation. Cancel at the last minute and recieve a hefty fine.
“Shoulda, woulda, coulda.” Ban these words from your vocabulary. Effective immediately. Start with “I can, I will, I am“.
Don’t know where to begin? Go get on the treadmill and push start. Pick up the dumbbell and curl it. Elliptical? Start peddling. Take a nice long walk around the neighborhood. If your a seasoned pro, ramp it up. Add another set. Arnold said it’s all in the last 2 reps so pump em’ out. Add 10 more pounds
What are you waiting for?