“It’s Just Another Manic Monday”

21 Jan

Poor Mondays, they get such a bad rep.

Just look at this guy —>



At least the Monday Campaigns gives us something to look forward to! Unfamiliar with their initiatives? Take a look at the Monday Campaign overview on their website.

Today’s Healthy Monday Tip:

“Start Slow, Go Steady
Physical activity isn’t just a way to lose weight; it’s an essential step towards a long, vibrant life! If you haven’t been active in a while, now’s the time to revamp your routine. Start out with smaller amounts of exercise at lower intensities and gradually progress to moderate-intensity activity to reduce your risk of injury. This week, work on your fitness routine and don’t worry about how fast or hard others are exercising around you. Remember that you’re never too out-of-shape to get active!”


  • Calling up friends for a walk- especially great for today if you have the day off! Soak up that Vitamin D!
  • Try a new exercise class (I know from experience that it can take awhile to find what you like to do, but once you find a class you love, you’ll be hooked and feeling great, I promise!)
  • One of my favorites:



Examples of small bouts of physical activity I like to incorporate into my day:


Dishwasher calf raises


Dishwasher Plie Squats


Crunches with Stability Ball while watching TV


Russian Twists with Stability Ball while watching TV


Tree Pose while at computer

Every little bit helps us to stay healthy!

Strategies to increase physical activity

My Meatless Monday meal: For dinner, I’m planning on having Amy’s, the nation’s leading natural frozen food brand. I’m torn between if I want her Tofu Lasagna or her Bean and Rice Burrito. I always add a big salad on the side! I can’t wait to do a post on Amy’s!

Looking for ideas? Check out the Meatless Monday page, another one of the Monday Campaign initiatives! Good stuff!

Join me in my yoga sesh today: 


Motivation for today:

we can


Happy Martin Luther King Jr. Day!

What kind of physical activity will you engage in today or this week?

Enjoy your Healthy Monday, friends!

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4 Responses to ““It’s Just Another Manic Monday””

  1. Alex @ therunwithin January 21, 2013 at 8:10 pm #

    haha love those pictures, and good advice! I always think stretching while watching tv is my biggest incorporation of extra movement

  2. Emily January 21, 2013 at 11:28 pm #

    haha love your Monday post 😉 I looove the Amy Rice and Beans Burritos! I’m a vegetarian, so they are my go to in a pinch.

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