How often do you keep your Good Habits during the weekdays, and spend your entire weekend falling off the wagon? Somehow it’s easier to eat veggies, fruits, and wholegrains during the workweek, but seemingly impossible to pass up chips, desserts, and beer after 6pm on Thursday! Weekends often bring all-day indulging and relaxing.
Take heart—there are things you can do to ward off the weekend woes, even as you make Fridays and Saturdays a relaxing departure from your weekday world. Though your schedule may vary widely, dictated by social outings, household chores, and kids activities, you can master the shift with a bit of thought and creativity.
First of all, recognize that weekends are a common problem for most of us striving to maintain health and fitness. Next, diagnose the major pitfalls of your own weekends: Do you make bad food choices? Eat too much? Hibernate instead of hitting the gym? By examining what throws you off course, you can institute some strategies that will get you back on track. For starters, try these tips:
You don’t have to regret the weekend—or start over every Sunday morning. By adopting strategies that work for your life, you can relax and once again enjoy the weekend. So, next time your co-workers tell you to “Have a good weekend”…you will!