Basically nobody feels like exercising after a holiday weekend. Whether you drank too much, ate too much, slept in too late, or just didn't get much exercise....that first day back in the gym just doesn't seem like its going to be any fun at all.
The funny thing is that after you get that first workout done, you typically will wonder why you dreaded it so much....
Its good to have a rest weekend but its also very important to not let that lazy weekend turn into a lazy week of missed workouts, overeating, etc.
If you have a personal trainer, you don't have much choice because you have a scheduled appointment. This makes it easy. Many of my clients tell me that the biggest reason they have a personal trainer is to ensure that they always stay consistent and NEVER fall off track regardless of what they "feel" like doing.
This is wise thinking...
Most people really don't realize how easily they slip out of good habits and into bad habits. Like they say in AA, "the first thing you have to do is admit you have a problem"...well, we ALL have a problem...its a daily battle with our self discipline and our immediate desires being at odds with one another.
Truly the most important factor of all in succeeding in your fitness goals for the long run is Consistency. It doesn't matter how good you are sometimes if you're bad half the time as well. Even consistent mediocrity will often produce superior results to inconsistent excellence interspersed with laziness detrimental excesses in regard to diet etc.
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