Or How To Cure Procrastination*
You have a new programme.
You have a new set of goals.
You're excited to get to the gym, studio, or park, on Monday and get started.
Then it happens.
Monday hits you. Your enthusiasm disappears as fast as the weekend when the blaring klaxon of your alarm rudely awakens you.
You picture the crowded gym with the queue of boys hanging around the benches, or the hard day you're going to have at work, and you convince yourself that today isn't the day to start training.
You'll start tomorrow instead though... but we all know what the problem with 'tomorrow' is.
From my experience (which, despite my youthful looks, is vast) most people who miss Monday will then totally-self destruct for the whole week, on the proviso that they'll 'start afresh' the following Monday. Sadly, each missed session makes it even harder to get back on track.
So how do you fix this?
Start your training week on Sunday.
Yes, that's it.
It's that simple.
So why is that better, Craig?
I'm glad you asked.
Sunday, for most people, is a day filled with free time. You don't have to squeeze a workout in before, during or after work, and you have plenty of time to make sure you get some good nutrition in afterwards.
Most people do absolutely nothing on Sunday, which means your local gym will be virtually empty. No queueing for equipment, no crowds, no annoyance.
If you schedule one of your hard days for Day 1, you haven't got to worry about falling asleep at work after your morning session, or being unable to sleep after your evening session because you're so wired. You can chill out and recover properly.
Monday Becomes Easy
Following your hard Day 1, your Monday workout can now be either a de-loadf/recovery workout, or just your favourite stuff...this makes it much easier to get to the gym when you have that dreaded Monday feeling.
And If The Worst Happens...
and you still miss Monday, you're much more likely to train on Tuesday knowing you have a day's training under your belt already, and a less taxing workout scheduled.
Flawless plan, right?
You can thank me later.