I have a lot of clients tell me that they find the weekends the hardest to stay on routine with since schedules are so different. If weekends are your downtime, then you definitely want to enjoy the change in pace and allow yourself to be more relaxed.
What you don't want is to have the feeling that you "deserve" to eat poorly all weekend because you were so "good" all week. It's that mindset that I want to help change! And since I know that I can't necessarily work that kind of magic in a blog post, I'll leave you with some tips to assist you with creating healthier weekends.
Create your Meal Plan Use the time on the weekend to plan for the week ahead. It only takes a few hours of your time to plan a meal plan and do some meal prep so you set yourself up for an easy week!
Workout Don’t skip your workout just because it’s the weekend – you’re ruining all your hard work from the week. Consistency is what pays off over time so view your weekends as great opportunities to incorporate some different activities like swimming, hiking or taking a new class.
Go Easy on the Drinks Definitely let yourself relax and if you enjoy a few drinks, go ahead but you’ll want to limit your consumption. A good rule of thumb is to drink a full glass of water for every alcoholic drink you have.
Carry Snacks/Bottle of Water It’s easy to spend your weekend snacking instead of eating meals since you might be busy running errands and being social but this can lead to over eating and high sugar choices. Try keeping a few easy to carry snacks with you on hand – fruit, nuts, bars, etc… and a large water bottle so that you are less likely to grab unhealthy options out of convenience.
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