Monday is a favorite day for folks to “start” a new fitness program. It’s the technical start to the Western work week, and it’s a day about beginnings. As part of this, there’s a need to have “a plan”. The Plan quickly becomes an all consuming part of your life. You spend hours tweaking workouts, meals, and other nuts and bolts that will help you get yourself back in shape. All that work means you MUST.START.MONDAY.
Then a funny thing happens. The plan starts to take longer to work out. There’s little things that flag as problems. You don’t have gluten free bread, so you can’t start yet. You need another set of weight plates and can’t start without them. You’re still shopping for “the right” gym. On and on it goes, and eventually The Plan fades off into the sunset, and yet another Monday shows up where you don’t start.
Now don’t get me wrong, planning is good. Planning is a key to long term success. Thing is, all the planning in the world does NOTHING if you do not actually get your rear in gear and do something. Yeah it’s a funny thing, if you don’t move it, you will never, ever lose it.
So this Monday, stop worrying about your plan. Get up and go do something. Heck, do 20 minutes on the treadmill. Just move, get it done, then move on. You can start your plan on a Tuesday and the world won’t end. Your plan can kick off any day of the week. But right here, right now, you need to get yourself moving. So go, get off the computer and go do something. Anything. Move. Stop thinking, get moving.
I’ll be here when you come back.