What do I love about Mondays?
But I do love that no matter what, I always have the sense of a new beginning, a fresh start, and a whole week ahead of myself to make good (or bad) decisions. I love that I am in control of my own destiny.
I don’t believe in ‘waiting until Monday’ to begin a new fitness or nutrition regimen, but I do believe in starting the week off right.
There are many times that come Sunday, we feel like we overindulged way too much and need to ‘detox.’ I don’t believe in detoxes (diet ones, that is), nor have I ever done one. In my opinion, diet-detoxing is just setting one’s self up for massive failure – at least until the dessert cart comes around next weekend.
However, I’ve had my share of I-ate-so-much-this-weekend-that-I-can-feel-my-booty-growing-underneathe-me-as-we-speak Sunday evenings.
My cure? An intense workout Monday morning along with the same balance of healthy foods + the occasional treat so I don’t feel deprived.
15 minutes of cardio
20 alternating lunges
12 stiff-legged deadlifts
12 prone, inclined dumbbell rows
10 (each side) lean lunges
10 overhead shoulder presses
15 plie’ squats
15 triceps dips
15 minutes cardio intervals: 1 min on; 1 min off
5 minute cool down
Just try to starve yourself after this one. It ain’t happening.