Fresh StartPosted: March 28, 2011
Good morning, friends! It’s a new week and most of us are back to the grind! You know, Monday’s get a bad wrap. I understand how coming off a weekend makes it difficult to get back in the swing of the work/school week, but I think attitude is everything. Could that be the counselor-in-training speaking? 😉
I think Monday’s are a fresh start to healthy living. Does anyone else slightly “let themselves go” on the weekends? This girls certainly does! Aside from getting my eating habits back to normal, there are several things that I do that make for a happy beginning of the week.
I make a short list of goals (both fun and serious) that I want to accomplish during the upcoming week
I schedule my workouts. I don’t know about you, but when I get knee-deep into the week, my workouts will start to slack if I don’t have a solid plan. Once they’re written down, they’re 10 times more likely to happen.
I’ve started “quote of the week.” I find a quote that motivates and inspires me and I pin it up next to my bathroom mirror. I love looking at it every morning when I’m getting ready for the day.
It sounds counterintuitive, but on Monday’s I get up a few minutes earlier than usual. This assures that I won’t feel rushed or end up running late. Frazzled + running late = the worst way to start a week.
I usually find something to look forward to – big or small. Maybe treating myself to coffee on Thursday. Or dinner with my parents. Or a date-night in. This week, I’m looking forward to my brother coming home!! 🙂 I haven’t seen him in 2 months!
This morning I woke up and did Ab Ripper X with Tony and the P90X gang. I was going to lift weights, but my arms are still sore from this weekend’s lifting sesh. As you can tell from the picture above, I’m planning on heading to the gym after work for some QT with the treadmill 😉
It has been over a week since I’ve had oats of any kind (gasp!) I couldn’t workout and shower fast enough knowing that I had overnight oats waiting for me! Trust me, they did not disappoint 🙂
Looks like I’m running on time this morning – thank God! I’m off to work. I’ll catch ya later!
Let’s chat – Are Mondays tough for you? What do you do to set yourself up for a good week?