Hello Monday! And that’s a wrap on the weekend….
Ahh the weekend. It’s a break from the grind and can give us a reprieve from the usual day in and day out activities… if we’re lucky.
Sometimes we still have all the expected responsibilities that come along with life, but the weekend can often be a time to chill out and do things that we’ve put off during the week or maybe it’s just an opportunity to relax and do a whole lot of nothing…
Either way…. it can often signify a change from our normal routine…
and in that it can also mean, perhaps an attitude, that says it’s the weekend and we let our eating habits slip, or we decide since it’s the weekend we “deserve” to eat whatever.
The weekend mentality……
Hold on…..I’m not saying you can’t have that brownie or a burger out…..
I enjoy a good weekend breakfast with my husband ( wellll a lot of times it can almost be brunch ’cause he’s a good sport and let’s me get my workout in and clean up first;) but by then I really am ready to put the food away.. and I enjoy that breakfast… which will almost hold me till dinner….
I just don’t want you to throw away the hard work you’ve invested in the week by going overboard and eating a lot of stuff that will not help your goals, but also might just make you feel not so great as well.
I guess this kinda goes along with my post I did on cheat days.
I think (personally) a practical daily balance not only keeps us sane and gets us to our goals, but allows us to enjoy life along the way without feeling deprived
Drinks out with a friend? Family birthday celebration? You just want some ice cream? A burger and fries has been wooing you for days?
Factor that in to your weekend, but don’t allow an all or nothing approach. You can enjoy those special things and still keep on track.
Personally, I’ve found that as my body has adjusted more to having healthy food the majority of the time, it’s not so crazy about those foods I used to look forward to indulging in periodically so it kinda keeps me in check.
But I still like chocolate cake… a lot…. so on those celebratory moments… I arm wrestle the kids for it 😉
Just a reminder for you… as you get to the weekends… live life… but don’t go crazy…..
Come Monday… you’ll be happy you’re still on the same forward movement towards success =)
What about you? Do you let weekends be a time to indulge more? Or do you keep on track with your normal eating habits?