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Weekend Survival Guide

Stay Healthy and Still Have Fun!
  -- By Jen Mueller, Certified Personal Trainer
Can you relate to this desperate dieter’s dilemma?
“I'm pretty good about my diet and exercise program during the week.  But when the weekend comes, all of that hard work goes out the window!  I constantly find myself ‘starting over’ every Monday morning. How do I get out of this unproductive cycle?!”
One reason weekends are so difficult is that you fall out of your regular daily routines.  There are always potlucks, dinners, dates and family gatherings, where trouble is lurking in the form of buffet lines or rich desserts.  Weekend menus can also be more difficult to plan - and without a plan, you're more likely to stray from the healthy habits you have been working so hard to develop. 
The “Weekend Survival Guide” is designed to help your diet survive those dreaded weekends.  Keep it with you - in your purse, in the car - wherever you go.  The checklist and helpful tips can keep you focused and on track.  Meanwhile, the inspirational quotes can give you a boost of well-timed motivation.  If nothing else, remember this: when you start feeling the temptation to slip, ask yourself how you will feel about your decisions once Monday morning rolls around. 
With a little extra effort and planning, you can turn weekends into an enjoyable experience and an opportunity to keep your program moving in the right direction!   
Click here to download your own copy of the Weekend Survival Guide!