Fitness Minutes: (7,141)
2/4/13 6:23 P
I am such a routine person too! I get up early on the weekends and walk the dog. It gets my system moving! Then I feed the dog, get ready to go to the gym, and eat breakfast. I will then watch the news or check out the internet for awhile, and get to the gym by 9:00. I work out for a couple of hours, so by the time I get home, I shower then eat lunch. Then if I don't have something going on I make a plan. I need to keep busy so I don't think of food. I have completed a photo organizing project, cleaned out closet, etc. By the time I get done what I want to it's about dinner time, and then I can relax at night watching TV or reading a book. Again, I think it's important to "plan" to keep busy, so that's what I do!
2/4/13 6:13 P
I have been enjoying weekends as my time to "interact" with food in ways other than simply eating it. I head to the produce store and the italian market.... i flip through cooking sites.... i plan some nice meals, and i have FUN spending time in my kitchen. And eventually I get to eat the results. :)
My more stressful moments occur when I go out to eat - which happens usually at least 1x per weekend. I really dislike "estimating" - I want to know, is that soup 185 calories, or 460? Is that a four ounce piece of chicken, or six? (Most restaurants that i enjoy visiting are not "chains" and therefore don't have glitzy websites with nutritional information - so I really do have to just guess). I just try and make the healthiest choices that I can, estimate as best as I'm able, and eat the same portion size as I would have eaten at home. Such a challenge, but getting easier with practice.
I also like routines and I like to plan. So I plan for my weekends the best I can. But I also know that things happen...there's a death in the family, the water heater breaks, someone comes down with a cold. That's okay, I did the best I can. But normally, I can see what I'll be doing that weekend and plan around it. Wake up a bit early on Sunday and go for a run. Eat a super light lunch because I know there will be a lot of food at a party. If I'm going to be out and about all day, think ahead to figure out what I can eat while I'm out.
Fitness Minutes: (421)
2/4/13 12:41 P
I'm very routine oriented. So, weekdays are my most productive and disciplined days. But weekends seem to derail me. How do you stay focused on your fitness/weightloss goals on the weekends?
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