Strict Meal Plans and Exercise Routine? I say NO!

Everywhere I go I see adverts for meal plans and exercise programs with overwhelming promises, especially this time of year when the dreaded season of overindulgence begins. We are all conscious about the fact that we will be eating and drinking more than usual during this season and come January we have regrets and start looking for these adverts I am talking about.

Fitness centres have the fittest person on earth on their posters and personal trainers are showing off their abs and we think that if you train with them we can get the same killer abs. I used to think that if I only sign up for the gym, I would naturally lose weight! Has this happened to you? I never went to the gym, but just the notion of actually signing up and having the card in my wallet should be enough to lose weight and get the body I was dreaming of having… crazy right?

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Why Monday is the best day to workout

 

 

When I started boxing many years ago the weekly classes were Mondays and Thursdays (they still are 😉 ) and in the beginning I had trouble getting used to working out Mondays. I mean, I had just gotten over my hangover Monday morning… only joking a little! And getting through a whole working day after the weekend was hard enough! So ALSO going to the gym or to class afterwards was daunting.

…until I got used to it!

After some time I actually thought it was the best idea. Here are some of the reasons:

  • What else are you going to do on a Monday night? Is it getting in the way of all the sitting you are doing ;)?
  • When you start your workout-week Monday, you already have 1 down before your mind and body has even realised that the week has started 😉
  • You just start your week off in a great way! You will have more energy and feel better about yourself for the rest of the week.
  • IF you should happen to cancel the Thursday class, it is not the end of the world, because you have already had one great workout for the week! Amazing!

 

There you have it! Monday is a great day to work out! Then it is done! Very simple.

That said, I do think and encourage you to move every day! ESPECIALLY if you have a sitting down job! You don’t have to do a fitness class or go to the gym every day, but you do need to move. Go for a walk or a slight jog, whatever feels good and fits your schedule!

Now, tomorrow is Monday! So if you haven’t yet, go pack your workout clothes and put the bag in the car. Then put in it your calendar. Then go online a book your lunch time boxercise class at claremariepilates.com or your evening boxercise class at hiitme.lu/jess_boxing !

See you there! 💪🏻