I don't know about you, but Mondays are rough for me.
I've just come off a relaxing weekend and feel like I'm in this hangover stage where I'm tired and severely unmotivated. I try to get myself in line for the next day by making my lunch and snacks the night before, but I don't sleep well at all Sunday nights. Worrying about the week ahead, no doubt. So I usually push the snooze button several times on Monday morning, get up out of bed later than I should, get ready in a mad dash, grab the food I packed the night before and stop by Starbucks on my way in to work because I didn't have enough time in the morning to make breakfast. Whew, I'm tired just thinking about it.
Mondays are also the days that I start my workout week up (I give myself a rest on Sundays). So it is important that I get my workout clothes together to take to work to get my run in during lunch. Some of the times I do run, most of the times I don't, leaving a two day gap between my runs. No bueno, know why? The more days I have between runs, the easier it becomes for me to make excuses not to run. Whereas if I am running consistently my body craves the feeling it gets from the workout and I don't have to push myself too hard to get out the door for a run. See the problem?
So in my quest to motivate myself to get out to run and try to combat my Monday sluggish feeling, I'm going to start a theme on my Monday posts. Motivation Monday! Clever, I know. I thought of it all by myself. I'll post some motivating quotes, quips and the like, in hopes I can motivate myself to get off my butt and go for a run, or a workout, or something that gets me moving. And if I can help to motivate you in the process, then all the better! I find that I can workout on my own just fine, but it's so much more fun with a group! Will you join my group?
What motivates you? Do you suffer from the "case of the Monday's" too?