Monday is upon us again. What does this mean for you?

I shared my thoughts about this earlier this morning on Facebook:

Tip #535] Trainer Steve's Tip of the DayTruthfully it isn't Mondays that suck it is your attitude about Mondays that...

Posted by Stevan Freeborn CPT on Monday, April 6, 2015

As you can see I am a bit of an "attitude determines altitude" kind of guy. My parents always told me growing up that you get out of it what you put into it and I have always found this to be 100% the truth.

I would encourage you to give Monday your all and see what can be accomplished on a day when most folks simply show up and go through the motions.

My Monday has actually started off kind of eventful.

I got to RSC this morning around 6:00am for our 6:15am group and when my first Superhumans showed up they brought a friend they had picked up with them in the parking lot on the way home. This friend was of the canine sort and had no tag. She appears to be a lab mix of some sort and can't be more than a few months old. She is pitch black in color and as she was walking around next to one of the busiest streets in town I was afraid she would be hit. Thus I decided to bring her into the gym.

She is actually hanging out on my dog's cushion here at RSC and sleeping as I write this. I plan on taking her to our vet to get checked out and scanned for a microchip, then home for a good bathing (she wreaks something awful), and then finding a long term solution for her.

Makes me sad to think that someone is looking for her or that someone dumped her all by herself.

Perhaps you'll encounter a situation today as well where you can lend someone a helping hand. Don't let it pass by. Seize it. It's what life is all about.

Alright alright I'll stop waxing poetic about Mondays and helping others. Let's talk about some fitness reading for your week.

1. Female Fitness Marketing: Why Performance Matters by Tony Gentilcore

Mr. Gentilcore is probably one of the trainers I respect most and look up to in the fitness industry, especially as a writer. I had the opportunity to meet Tony at the Fitness Summit last year and I can say his personality really does come through truthfully in his writing. I could not recommend his information or brand more.

That is why whenever he writes an awesome piece I have just got to share it with you all. This one even more so because I think it attacks a pressing issue that circulating through the fitness community as it relates to women or better yet how the fitness industry relates to women. We tend to, as an industry, sell women on a message that is purely physique based. However as Tony says this isn't the only thing that matters and may be the reason why so many women are having terrible experiences when it comes to exercise and eating properly.

2. 4 Ways to Stop Feeling Jealous of Other Women by Erin Brown

I don't train just women, but the majority of my clients over the last four years have been females. I speak from experience talking and spending a lot of time around females when I say most women could benefit from hearing and reading this. Then putting the 4 strategies into action on a daily basis. I think it would deepen their love for themselves as well as the relationships they have with other females.

3. Why Healthy Habits Don't Work by Bryan Krahn

Wait wait before you start freaking out and saying, but Stevan I thought it was all about habits! Let Bryan Krahn explain a bit more about what he is trying to say. The title does not do the article justice, but it definitely makes for great click bait. Basically Mr. Krahn swims a bit further upstream in the habits discussion and offers some guidance about what needs to happen first before you can start building effective daily habits.

Happy moving and heavy lifting!

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