Friday, March 06, 2009
It can be difficult. I've heard it many times: the infamous frase that goes "Weekends don't count". Umm, excuse me? Since when? Many people work hard during the week and lose it on the weekends. And, to be completely honest, I was one of those people. There's something very tempting about weekends. It's time to relax and go out, sit in cafés, go to restaurants, meet friends... It's awfully easy to believe that weekends don't count and it's completely okay to over-indulge a little - it's just a normal way to relax and charge your batteries before another week of hard work.
But who are we kidding? I bet none of us want to wake up on Monday morning feeling bloated and regretting having the whole pizza or four shots of tequila with friends. Of course, weekends ARE the time for relaxing and charging batteries - but for me, that means that I can start the new week with a positive outlook and a feeling of pride for making the right, healthy choices even during the weekend. And yes, I might have some foods I wouldn't have otherwise - but if I do, I'll do so IN MODERATION. It doesn't mean binging. It doesn't mean putting your diet on hold for Saturday and Sunday. It doesn't mean skipping your workouts. No. It means staying within your calorie limits, working out as usual, relaxing, having healthy and delicious foods and desserts that leave you feeling happy and satisfied (instead of feeling guilty). It means commiting to your new healthy lifestyle AT ALL TIMES.
And don't get me wrong, I like having a bit of ice cream, some popcorn with a good movie or some dark chocolate after a meal. If I deny myself those pleasures completely I most likely will end up binging at some point. It's better to include all your favourite foods into your diet but also remember that all of your food and exercise choices must stay in balance.
So, this weekend I'm going to:
- Work out as usual
- Stick to my meal plan
- Stay within my calorie range
- Update Sparks
- Have treats IN MODERATION
- Enjoy myself!
And I promise you: By doing all this, I'll feel much, much better when the weekend is over! Have a great Friday everyone!