Let’s say it’s Friday!!! Ya-hoo! Time to start relaxing, planning for your weekend, and getting in some needed rest and recovery time. What does this look like for you?
1 – Off work, but still active and staying close to the 80/20 quality food and diet plan?
2- Off work, off workouts, and off your eating plan? Sloth time?
I’m all for rest and recovery on the weekend but let’s have a quick look at both of the scenarios and what happens if you fall into the #2 category above?
Scenario 1 is the preferred lifestyle maintenance plan. Staying active keeps your metabolism up and working in your favor. It also keeps your mind positive and in a state of successful thinking.
Scenario 2 has quite a different outcome. Many people start slowing down on Thursday in preparation for the weekend. Seriously, think about the mindset…. getting closer to Friday and the weekend, just want to get there and get away from the work stress, etc.
I get it. Momentum shifts to skipping a workout, comfort food, maybe more alcohol than during the week. Your priority of taking care of yourself drops on the list, other things come first, and your dedication drops off a bit. Quite often this relaxed attitude carries into the weekend and then you find yourself not working out, eating foods you would never touch during the week and your entire physical and mental system comes to a screeching halt.
The worst part is to get back on track it feels like you have to start all over on Monday instead of just fine-tuning and continuing on your dialed-in plan. Ugh!
Starting over every week can be exhausting and somewhat defeating in itself.
And you already know that getting results and achieving goals comes from consistency. Not starting and stopping.
So today I offer you this challenge…
- Workout, exercise, and stay active this weekend. No skipping, no excuses. (Keep in mind I’m not suggesting your normal hardcore, intense, normal workouts. I’m suggesting something different, lighter, with your family, physical fun and games, etc.)
- Focus on the 80/20 principle of eating. Keep your water intake up to ½ your body weight in oz. Add protein and veggies to Most of your meals. Keep the sugar and empty calories to a minimum.
You have to enjoy life every day because you only get one pass through it.
Make it a quality pass, Take care of yourself and live large.