Weekends – Time For Rest?

For many people, weekends are a time for rest. Relaxing after a week at work, the weekend seems like the worst time to be hitting the gym. Reading this post by Undressed Skeleton, there are at least 10 good reasons to make sure you keep on with your workout over weekend, as well as a few others which I can think of personally!

  1. You can still sleep in. 
  2. You workout on your time.
  3. Working out on the weekend will help you make healthier choices throughout the day. 
  4. You can workout with your friends or family who also have the day off.
  5. You can workout outside of the gym. (hiking, swimming, golfing, dancing, biking, walking the dog)
  6. You have time to relax afterwords instead of rushing back to work or school. 
  7. Working out puts you in a better mood.
  8. If you feel like indulging on a Saturday night or Sunday meal, you won’t have any guilt. 
  9. You have more time to reach your goals. 
  10. It’s hard to come up with excuses not to workout on the weekend.

For me, working a 6 day / 4 day cycle means that weekends do not really mean a lot. Also, it means that if I take the weekend off, I end up missing 4 days of exercise rather than just 2. Another reason to get exercising weekends is purely a numbers thing. Many people work out on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Anyone who does this will also know that there are many that do this. By starting your workout at weekends, you can exercise Sundays, Tuesdays and Thursdays, skipping the rush in your gym or parkland where you run. Another benefit is that you have the option to get an extra workout in, making it 4 per week, or if, by the end of the week, you feel unable to fit another in, you can relax in the knowledge that you already have your 3 per week.

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