Weekends = less obsessively focused

Wednesday, March 04, 2009

Before I was in a relationship, my weekends used to consist of a day of a long, hard, scheduled workout and strictly regimented eating, and a day of rest and diet cheating. Mostly, rest day and cheat day would be the same. I was able to maintain my focus through that weekend day, as I had no outside forces demanding attention.

These days, the Future Hubby and I do a lot on the weekends. I've let go a little bit. That doesn't mean, that every weekend day is a cheat day, but I don't pay as close attention. So here's my formula:

1) One day is still cheat day. Sometimes, if I don't dedicate one whole day, it might be two cheat meals on two of the days.
2) I don't worry about tracking my food/calories, but on a meal-by-meal basis, I try to stay around 400 calories. By estimation.
3) I don't stress about scheduling a workout. Because I have a very active FH, most of the time we'll have one big workout day (a mountain climb, skiing, an epic bike ride, a couple hours at the gym) and one day we'll rest or do a smaller workout.

I think the biggest difference between the weekend and the rest of the week is less rigidity, less focused planning, and therefore less stress. But that doesn't mean I'm not eating healthy or working out. I'm just doing it in the moment instead of planning it well in advance.

And if both weekend days one week turn into cheat days -- oh well. It doesn't happen on a regular basis.
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