How to Manage the Weekends

๐˜ˆ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ธ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฌ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ๐˜ด ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ณ๐˜ฐ๐˜ธ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ ๐˜บ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ ๐˜ฐ๐˜ง๐˜ง? โฃ
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For years I held myself back on journey simply because of my weekends. โฃ
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I would do amazing Monday through Thursday-ish then the weekend would hit and Iโ€™d cut myself some slack. โฃ
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I have a cheat meal. โฃ
Iโ€™d stop tracking. โฃ
Iโ€™d buy foods I usually didnโ€™t (which often resulted in eating them all). โฃ
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And then I would wonder why I wasnโ€™t seeing the progress I was working so hard for. โฃ
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๐“๐ก๐ž ๐ซ๐ž๐š๐ฅ๐ข๐ญ๐ฒ ๐ข๐ฌ ๐ฐ๐ž๐ž๐ค๐ž๐ง๐๐ฌ ๐ฆ๐š๐ค๐ž ๐ฎ๐ฉ ๐Ÿ’๐Ÿ% ๐จ๐Ÿ ๐จ๐ฎ๐ซ ๐ฐ๐ž๐ž๐ค. โฃ
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For every weekend you have off track you are holding yourself back. โฃ
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BUT there is some good news. I am all about teaching my ladies sustainable long term habits, and one of the things we work on is a FLEXIBLE approach to the weekends. It doesnโ€™t have to be perfect at all, just better. โฃ
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While Iโ€™m sure youโ€™ve heard a lot of the typical tips like drinking water, getting in activity, planning ahead, etcโ€ฆ I wanted to share some of my personal, more flexible hacks for staying on track and avoiding the weekend binges: โฃ
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1๏ธโƒฃ ๐˜š๐˜ฆ๐˜ต ๐˜บ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜ณ ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜ต๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ๐˜ด ๐˜ง๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ธ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฌ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ ๐˜จ๐˜ช๐˜ท๐˜ฆ ๐˜บ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜ณ๐˜ด๐˜ฆ๐˜ญ๐˜ง ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฎ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ด ๐˜ฐ๐˜ง ๐˜บ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜ณ ๐˜จ๐˜ฐ๐˜ข๐˜ญ๐˜ด. This may mean journaling before and after your weekend, putting visual written reminders of your goals in places youโ€™ll see throughout the weekend, or even setting intentions like a 2 drink maximum for your Saturday night out.โฃ
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2๏ธโƒฃ ๐˜›๐˜ณ๐˜ข๐˜ค๐˜ฌ ๐˜ฆ๐˜ท๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜บ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ. If you are logging your food or tracking your macros, continue to do so on the weekend, even if itโ€™s not perfect and EVEN if you go overboard. Continue to track and youโ€™ll not only hold yourself accountable, but also Be AWARE of how quickly your choices may be adding up. โฃ
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3๏ธโƒฃ ๐˜Š๐˜ข๐˜ญ๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ๐˜ช๐˜ฆ ๐˜ค๐˜บ๐˜ค๐˜ญ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ. I am a huge fan of calorie cycling on the weekends in particular. Give yourself a controlled 1 or 2 higher calorie days on the weekends to give yourself a bit more wiggle room and flexibility. So long as your weekly calorie intake is averaging in a deficit, those higher days will even out. โฃ
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4๏ธโƒฃ ๐˜๐˜ง ๐˜บ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถโ€™๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ต๐˜ณ๐˜ข๐˜ค๐˜ฌ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ ๐˜บ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜ณ ๐˜ฎ๐˜ข๐˜ค๐˜ณ๐˜ฐ๐˜ด ๐˜จ๐˜ช๐˜ท๐˜ฆ ๐˜บ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜ณ๐˜ด๐˜ฆ๐˜ญ๐˜ง ๐˜ข ๐˜ฅ๐˜ข๐˜บ ๐˜ต๐˜ฐ ๐˜ซ๐˜ถ๐˜ด๐˜ต ๐˜ธ๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ๐˜ณ๐˜บ ๐˜ข๐˜ฃ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜ต ๐˜ค๐˜ข๐˜ญ๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ๐˜ช๐˜ฆ๐˜ด ๐˜ฐ๐˜ท๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ข๐˜ญ๐˜ญ ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ฅ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏโ€™๐˜ต ๐˜ด๐˜ต๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ด๐˜ด ๐˜ฐ๐˜ท๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฎ๐˜ข๐˜ค๐˜ณ๐˜ฐ๐˜ด. If you have one day lower in protein and higher on carbs, you likely wonโ€™t do any damage, and youโ€™ll be a little saner for it. โฃ
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๐‡๐ž๐ฅ๐ฉ๐Ÿ๐ฎ๐ฅ?! ๐ƒ๐จ ๐ฒ๐จ๐ฎ ๐ฌ๐ญ๐ซ๐ฎ๐ ๐ ๐ฅ๐ž ๐จ๐ง ๐ฐ๐ž๐ž๐ค๐ž๐ง๐๐ฌ? ๐€๐ง๐ฒ๐ญ๐ก๐ข๐ง๐  ๐ฌ๐ฉ๐ž๐œ๐ข๐Ÿ๐ข๐œ ๐ญ๐ก๐š๐ญ ๐ฐ๐จ๐ซ๐ค๐ฌ ๐Ÿ๐จ๐ซ ๐ฒ๐จ๐ฎ? โฃ
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