Monday again? That came round quickly, didn’t it!
How was your weekend? Did you stick to your healthy habits, so transitioning into a new week feels seamless?
Or did you “let it all go”, over-eat, and get off track… because it’s the weekend?
If that sounds about right, you’re probably feeling….
Physically - tired, bloated, puffy, and lethargic.
Mentally - frustrated, annoyed with yourself, disappointed, sick and tired of feeling like this AGAIN.
OK. So how can you avoid feeling like this next Monday? Because I know you really do want to get this healthy eating and exercise thing under control.
The last thing we want you to do is stop enjoying your weekends. That’s not what a “healthy lifestyle” should be about. But is your current approach healthy?
Assess the weekend just gone - what did you do well, and where did you struggle and fall off the wagon? Then build an action plan for next weekend. Keep working at it and it will get easier.
Getting control of your weekends comes down to planning, preparation, and habits.
…your food at weekends. Don’t just wing it.
…any meals/drinks out (fit them into your calorie goal).
…ahead with healthy food in the house.
…to have a healthy breakfast on Saturday.
…some of your meals and healthy snacks.
…your food and workout stuff ready for Monday.
Keep up with your exercise routine.
Get outside for a walk.
Get to bed at a reasonable time.
Drink your normal amount of water.
Do DIY or chores which add in extra movement (mow the lawn, wash the car).
Be consistent - whatever keeps you on track during the week will work at weekends.
None of this comes naturally - we still need to work on my weekend habits, and we do this for a living! But we promise it gets easier. You are NOT destined to feel like this every Monday.