Banish the Monday morning blues

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Dear reader,

Do YOU dread the prospect of going in to work on Monday mornings – after the “relative” peace and quiet of the weekend?

Do you dread that 8 A.M. “clock in time” – and of course, the alarm clock ringing sharp at 6:30 A.M., shrill and menacing as a drill sergeant’s whistle?

I bet you do – and believe me, there are few things most people hate more than going into work (to a job they hate, or at the very best, “tolerate” for the sake of necessity) on a Monday morning right after the weekend (replete with Sunday night football and a few – or more than a few – brews of choice, hehe).

And no, I’m not endorsing the “brews” in any which way – I’m simply stating things and facts for what they are. I think I remember reading someplace that more people drop dead of (a heart attack, I believe) on Monday mornings than ANY other day of the week, and that by itself is quite an alarming (and TELLING) fact.

But guess what – it does NOT have to be this way!

You do NOT need to spend the rest of your life doing things the way you’ve been doing them thus far – make certain changes in your life – and the rest will FLOW so quickly, my friend, that you’ll be wondering WHERE it was hiding all along.

Now, you do need to know HOW to do it – and what PRINCIPLES to apply, and truth be told, I could write several books on this and still not scratch the SURFACE of this topic, so exhaustive is it, and yet – at that same time – so MIND BOGGLINGLY SIMPLE that ANYONE can do it.

Yes, you read that right. It matters now what your goals are. It matters not if your rich or poor. It matters not if you are “Ivy League” educated and have several degree or if you never completed high school.

NONE of that matters, my friend. The key is to set goals and – this is important – do so the RIGHT WAY – and the right way is something that most people don’t know about.

Which brings me to ONE of the points of today’s email – that being that my “Zero to Hero” book is currently slated to be released on November 22 instead of the Nov 25 date I had planned. There are several reasons behind this, but I figured there’s no better way to make “hump day” (NO puns intended, or perhaps they are, hehe) more bearable than put out valuable info that will help you get rid of hump days forever.

Stay tuned for this release – it’s gonna be BIG! 

And until then? Well, there are STILL things you can do – and do right NOW – that will make you feel like a billion bucks, my friend.

And one of these being the “15 minute Monday morning workout” that I came up with just for YOU GUYS.

Crack open your copy of 0 Excuses Fitness, and give the following exercises a brief gander (you should have already reviewed them in detail – but evenso, it won’t hurt to refresh your memory a little) –

  • The Hindu Pushups (FOCUS ON FORM – watch the videos one more time if you haven’t already!)
  • The Gymnastic Bridge (or if you’re unable to do this, the Wrestler’s bridge, or whatever you can do right now)
  • The Table pushups (FOCUS on FORM – Don’t let the lower back and butt SAG!)

And here is what you do, my friend:

Set the clock.

6:30 A.M. wake up “call”.

645 A.M. – 7 A.M. – Workout time.

Start off by stretching backwards and forwards in the starting and ending positions of the Hindu pushups. Move back and forth between these positions for 10 times, holding each position for about a minute. Make sure to REALLY, REALLY stretch!

Then, do the same thing with the “table” pushups. Focus upon form – and make sure to HOLD the starting and ending position of this pushup for AT LEAST 25-30 seconds (more if you can do it).

Then get into the gymnastic bridge, and hold for a minute at the very least. If you’re unable to do this, do the easier version which is the wrestler’s bridge on the floor.

(Note – All of these exercise are detailed in 0 Excuses Fitness as well as the NEWLY released mobile compatible VIDEOS – so yes – you can play ’em on the phone as well!)

The above should take you about 5 minutes. After this, do 10 reps of each exercise mentioned above, but do so slowly. Focus on form, and “feeling” the exercise. Remember you’re trying to FEEL better – and BANISH the Monday morning blues rather than set world records in this workout.

Should take you between 5-7 minutes depending upon the condition you’re in, and believe me, this is where most average people “start to feel it” as it were.

You start to breathe deeply. You start to pant and sweat a little. Muscles get stretched all over the body in places they’ve never been stretched before. And – long story short – you start to have a GREAT feeling creep all over you – and before you know it – you’re starting to BUZZ the same way I do after my workouts!

Finish off with 25-50 regular pushups – and again – these shouldn’t take you more than 5 minutes tops. Do what you can. If you’re stuck at sets of 15, do those. Key is to keep an eye on the clock and NOT dwadle.

(And – again – remember to BREATHE CORRECTLY during all this! See the section on deep breathing in 0 Excuses Fitness for more on this – if you don’t BREATHE right while doing this or any other workout – you might as well not do it, period!)

And that – my friend is that. As you hit the 7:00 A.M. mark and head off to the showers, let me know how you FEEL – not just for the nonce, but for the rest of the DAY.

I’ll bet you feel GOOD, my friend. And there is the whole point.

Healthy workouts that make you feel good – and work your body in ways they’ve never been worked before – and CATAPULT you along the way to not just your fitness goals – but EVERY goal you set for yourself, my friend.

Wouldn’t you want to know how to feel this way all the time?

Wouldn’t you want to be FEELING THIS WAY ALL the time??

Wouldn’t you want to be able to recapture that feeling of “a billion bucks” with short, brief and TARGETED workouts that can be done ANYWHERE?

Of course you would!! And guess what – it’s YOURS for the taking – but only if you take it RIGHT NOW. 

The world meets no-one halfway, my friend. ‘Tis a fact of life. If you want something – you gotta go GET IT!

And so if you haven’t already – take action NOW. Order your copy of 0 Excuses Fitness RIGHT NOW before you start your day – and be on the outlook for Zero to Hero, coming VERY SOON indeed!

All for now!


Rahul Mookerjee

P.S. – If you’re “satisfied” with the current status quo of waking up each Monday morning and “dreading the week ahead”, well, then what I’ve said is probably not for you. No problemo, amigo!

P.S. #2 – But if you’re one of the rare breed that identifies a problem – and DOES something about it – and I know you ARE if you’re on this list – then you know exactly what to do, my friend.

Here are those links again: –

0 Excuses Fitness – the Book!

0 Excuses Fitness  – the Videos – NEW and improved!

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