For a few weeks – a few months even – Workout Wednesday has been one of my workout days in the week. Together with Saturday I devoted Wednesday for one workout session of 1,5 hours, 1 group lesson of half an hour, and 15 minutes of swimming. My reward was to enjoy multiple saunas afterwards.
I started this ‘regime’ mid-December, since, well, You know December with Christmas and New Year’s Eve and Sinterklaas (in The Netherlands) plus a few birthdays.
They had a nice ‘start now and exercise for free until February 1’ offer at the gym I worked out before, so I figured: why not? Why not get started?
Declaring Wednesday to be workout day right from the beginning has made it ‘easy’ to get into the regime.
I say ‘easy’ because (again) starting a habit is never easy of course, but once you’ve told friends, family and colleagues that you are working out on Wednesday, there’s just no way back.
And that’s a good thing because to build new habits you have to start doing them om a regular basis.
I have now arrived at the point where I am steppping it up, going to the gym three times a week instead of twice.
The final step will be to work out every other day, but to get there, Workout Wednesday has proved to be very useful.
Make it a priority
In order to build new habits, you have to be dedicated to indeed build them. Hence, no matter what happens, when Wednesday is your work out day, the rest of the world will just have to adjust to that.
I have had a few occasions where I needed to say: sorry, can’t make it, I have other obligations.
This is what you need! Treat your scheduled workout at the gym as an obligation that has been confirmed and can’t just be cancelled.
Thursday can also be Workout Wednesday
Of course you aren’t obliged tp declare Wednesday to be your workout day (though the alliteration is perfect).
When your schedule is much more in favor of Thursday, Tuesday or Monday to be workout day, by all means go on and declare it to be just this!
The thing is: take control of your life! You don’t think about starting to work out for no reason, you think of doing it because you feel you need to, you even want to.
No one in the world is going to save you. No one is going to make working out a priority in order for you to get back on track with your health. You are the only person in the world who can do this.
So do it. Declare Wednesday or any other day in the week to be your work out day and stick to it, no matter what.
I would love to hear about how this works out (! 🙂 ) for you in the comments!
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