Monday workouts are a bear. It’s too easy to slip into pajamas or sweats after school or work and pass out with Netflix and a La Croix. I’ve been there, and I probably still will be there in a few Mondays, especially after a weekend of traveling.
But when I’m home, I’ve made it a point to work out on Mondays. I feel on top of the fucking world when I squeeze in a workout on a Monday. It sets my week off on the right tone and makes me feel way less guilty come Thirsty Thursday.
I’ve touched on the importance of the Sunday workout too, but I’m now also #TeamMondayWorkout. And sometimes Sundays are too nice to spend in a gym, no?
Mondays are a popular day, at least at my gym. I think people want to sweat out the weekend’s sins and start off the week on the right foot. I like to get in and out, so here’s my routine for a forty or so minute circuit:
- 25 mins cardio: I prefer the StairMaster or an elliptical. Classics. Usually I burn about 300 calories, but it depends on intensity too.
- 25 donkey kicks (2x): Pictured above, these are easy and require no weights and minimal space. They also don’t destroy my knees.
- 40, and 60 second planks (2x each): Self explanatory, but I can’t emphasize the results I’ve seen from core work. Love it.
- 25 cherry pickers (2x): Again, core is key. I feel like these are a quick way to a tiny waist and they’re adjustable because of the various weight sizes you can use while also not having to wait for a machine.
I probably could take less time if I wanted to, but between water breaks and general fucking around it takes me about forty-five minutes or so to finish this. I know I’m your fitspo, you don’t have to leave it in the comments. Thanks.