Monday through Thursday you’ve got a pretty balanced plate. You have some colorful veggies that were cooked in avocado oil, you’ve got some lean steak and a 1/2 sweet potato.
Abs (flat stomach) are made in the kitchen.
You pretty much do this all week and then Friday says, “It’s the FREAKIN’ WEEKEND!”
Your alter-ego says, “It’s game time, have you seen the Crumbl Cookie menu this week??”
Your work friend knows you as the quinoa and berry eating fit person… but they don’t know what happens to you on the weekend.
All week you’ve been good, a beer isn’t going to hurt? Maybe vodka, that has less calories right? A little OJ mixed with Titos – I mean it’s orange juice right? (8 oz of orange juice has more than double the calories of 1 orange – but more on that in another blog).
Weekends have the ability to sabotage all of the effort we make during the week. You’ll end up wondering why you’ve hit a plateau. The answer usually isn’t hard to find.
Here are 3 easy tips to overcoming your weekend sabotage.
1. Plan a few of your weekend meals.
Whatever success you had Monday – Thursday, let’s game plan 3 or 4 meals for the weekend too!
Without a plan, you will just end up down the old path of just winging it. Where does winging it (usually) take you? It usually gets you moving away from your goal…and not towards them. If you’re eating out, pick a better choice then Five Guys, Pita Jungle is a great option.
2. Eat veggies before the “cheat meal”
What if we made a commitment where we ate A LOT of veggies (or a big ass salad) before we consumed any kind of “cheat” meal. This could be a good opportunity to get a bunch of micronutrients in BEFORE we add the heavy hitting carbs.
Like the good choices you make during the week we often say “eff it” on the weekends, but its the small choice of eating a really good meal before you go to town on the ice cream and brownies that may keep you moving toward your goal by saying “No thanks” after you’re full from plants (and protein/meat).
If we can add 3 or 4 more quality meals during the weekend, it’ll move us closer to where we want to go.
3. Tell your homies – “I have a goal and I’m sticking to it!”
Tell the people in your circle that you have a goal and that it’s important to you.
Ask them for their support when they are around. And just because you don’t eat the new Crumbl Cookie doesn’t mean you don’t love them. It means that you are taking care of you.
If you’ve become stagnant in moving towards your goals, look at your weekend first. If you need helping identifying where you’re missing the mark, schedule a sit down with us. We’d love to help.
PS – It’s NEVER too late to start. You won’t regret it. But what you will regret is one year from now being in the same place you are right now.