A Little Motivation For Your Monday Blues

Happy Monday! Going to be honest for a sec – I get real upset when the weekend ends. Like I’m talking a serious case of the Sunday Sads. I dread Mondays like the plague (workin on it, y’all). You’d think it gets easier after a year in the “real world” but, like, not really. College was pretty much a 4-year-long-weekend-party-fest with the occasional ‘chill’ night in (drinking two bottles of wine in your pajamas and proceeding to the Chick-fil-A drive through at midnight) and then you’re thrown into working, paying bills, going to the gym and attempting to maintain a social life and proper sleep schedule. #Adulting. ANYWAYS, Mondays are tough, but they just make the weekends that much sweeter.

I had a pretty good weekend – lazy Friday night, first Cyc fitness class and pool day Saturday followed by a sushi & drinks double date, then, per usual, attempting to be a real person on Sunday. I did just want to touch on something I’ve been thinking about after I saw an Instagram post from Donna (FORME Studios) (PS – if you haven’t tried one of her classes yet, sign up now – they’re amazing) about how much we, as women compare our bodies to other women’s bodies, because I was totally guilty of this this weekend at the pool.

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I was just trying to enjoy a pool day with my boyfriend and before I know it, the thoughts just roll in – “no matter how healthy I eat, I’ll never look like her”. I totally related to this Instagram post because I’ve always had this mentality that once I get to my “ideal body”, that light switch is going to come on and I’m just going to be this confident, content, glowing person because I suddenly have a flat stomach and a thigh gap. THIS IS SO FALSE! Being honest with myself, I know that I would just find something else to obsess over. Let’s face it, there is always going to be that girl who is skinnier than you, has a nicer butt or bigger boobs – so why waste your time comparing yourself to them? I say this for you just as much as for myself, because it’s totally easier said than done.

For those of you who do this bullshit like me, let’s set a goal for ourselves this week to stop comparing ourselves to other women and start focusing on the things we do like about ourselves. I may not be close to where I’d like my body to be, but I’m planning and meal prepping all of my meals almost every Sunday, eating healthy meals 85% of the time & working out at least 4-5 times a week. Is it as far as I can take it? Prob not, but I’m still taking steps to be a healthier, fitter and stronger version of myself, and I think that’s something to be pretty damn proud of.

It’s the start of a new week, and a new chance to get after your goals, so I’m setting a few mini-goals this week to push myself a little further.

1. Work out 6 days this week

2. Wake up and sweat for 30 minutes 3 times this week (doing it in the morning is key even though I’ve totally fallen off this wagon)

3. Potty break squats – 10 squats every time you use the restroom at work, who’s doing these with me?!

What goals are you setting for yourself this week?

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