Why Not Wednesday

I talk about excuses a lot. I don’t like them, but I hear a lot of them, sometimes even from myself. ;-)

You probably already know that when it comes to training and taking care of your body, I think it’s all about making time, not excuses.

Getting a Workout in Outside

I’ve also talked about the worst excuse, which is one I hear often when I invite friends to come check out our gym. Enough said on that one…read the other post to find out why you do not need to be in shape to go to the gym.

Now, onto today’s topic…the one excuse I keep hearing that’s really starting to get me fired up.

“It’s not Monday so I can’t start working out or eating healthy today. I’ll have to wait until next week to get started.”

…Yah, I thought you might know that one. You sleep through your alarm on a Monday and miss a workout or head out to a fast food lunch on a Tuesday. The week is shot and you decide to give up for the next 5 or 6 days and start fresh next Monday. You’ll be more successful that way, right?

WRONG.

First of all, you can actually make some decent progress in 5 or 6 days, even if it’s just changing one small habit. Instead, by telling yourself that you’ll start fresh later {again} you’re putting off your commitment and, whether you like it or not, you’re making the decision that you’re not serious about working towards your health and fitness goals yet. Heck, you’ll probably even convince yourself that you should load up on all the junk food you can right now because next week you’re going to get down to business.

Changes You Can Make Today Instead of Waiting Until MondaySource

What happens when something comes up next Monday too? You’re stuck in a late meeting and you order pizza with coworkers. The following Monday your son is sick and you are forced to spend most of the day on the couch. Pretty soon it’s been a month, a year or even 5 years and you’re still waiting for everything to line up perfectly before you start eating healthy, sleeping more or working out again.

How about you stop convincing yourself to wait until Monday and get started today? On a Wednesday. Like a boss. Get serious about your goals and stop waiting for the perfect opportunity {or likely just more imperfect opportunities} to make a change. Focus on changes you can make today, like squeezing in a quick workout at home if you don’t have time to get to the gym.

Squeeze in a Sweaty Workout

I get it. Change is hard. Working out is hard. Eating right is hard. But, I assure you it’s not going to get any easier next Monday or the Monday after that.

What are you doing TODAY that will help you along in your journey to better yourself?

Comments

  1. YES this is SO true. Says the girl who waited all weekend to start a sugar detox today haha.
    Jen recently posted..The no plan training plan

  2. So true – I think change is the HARDEST for people to wrap their minds around, and then it just never happens…fear change, just don’t do ANYthing and that’s worse than fits and starts, in my opinion. Change once, and keep it going and it’ll become habit in no time!
    jobo recently posted..On quietness and being.

  3. I feel the same way about any kind of New Year resolution. If you want to change something — just START. Don’t wait for some trigger point. It’s illogical! I actually take Monday off as my rest day so that I can just get through the day and then start fresh on Tuesday!
    Michelle recently posted..Random Thoughts And Fears On The Return To Running

  4. Awesome. This is why I don’t make New Years Resolutions. You can decide to commit to something on any day. Every day can be a new start.

  5. Definitely! The best time to start is NOW.

  6. Haha, yes! I have fallen to that excuse before. Not proud of it though!
    Tiff @ Love Sweat & Beers recently posted..WIAW and other fun stuff

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