What do I love about Mondays?

Not much.

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.

The I’m-Not-Even-Thinking-About-A-Monday-Detox-Workout.

15 minutes of cardio

20 alternating lunges

15 pushups

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.