How Do You Perceive Monday?

BY ERIC COGGINS

“If the doors of perception were cleansed every thing would appear to man as it is, Infinite. For man has closed himself up, till he sees all things thro' narrow chinks of his cavern.” – William Blake

Much like the name of a piece of fitness equipment in our gym, Lebert’s Equalizer bars, the beginning of the week is a great equalizer. Fresh off the weekend, a time where many have great times with great friends & family, Monday comes up and pushes you back to reality. The beginning of the week; an end to the joy of the weekend; where carefree times suddenly transform into the stress of work and reality. Despite Sunday being the calendar “start of the week” it is still considered the weekend, meaning Monday is the day we mentally start our new week. Yet, it doesn’t have to be met with stress, trepidation or negativity…

The adage goes something like “It’s all about perception” and I love that idea. The way you choose to perceive something makes all the difference in the world. I choose to perceive Monday as a bucket of cold water, dumped on my head to remind me that it’s a new week; it’s time to reset. Monday cleanses the highs, lows, and lingering effects of the past leaving us with a blank slate where we can write a new story.

Why let yourself have a case of the Mondays? Monday is a chance to start fresh, be your best self, and live your best life this week! Before you know it, you’ll be in a great place.

Think of fitness the same way. Much like Monday or the Equalizer bars, you can always start fresh and equal out the past. Corrective exercise is a great way to start fresh and equalize what life has done to your body. Whether from stress, work, sports, or injuries, corrective exercise is a powerful tool. Exercise has been around for centuries. And like Monday, it’s not going anywhere.

Exercise is one of the most natural, chemical free options to increase your quality of life. The best part? Both fitness and Mondays don’t care what happened in the past, they always arrive ready to look toward the future. Exercise isn’t concerned with your weight, age, current level of fitness, or who you had for 7th period history. Fitness is for all, because it equalizes all those other things.

Most importantly, fitness is for life. And that’s the goal of corrective exercise: to allow you to do what you love for life!

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