Ok so the weekend is here.....finally! Do I look forward to it while I'm working hard at my job all week?? HELL YEAH! What I don't look forward to is the big, lazy pile of mush I want to turn into.....to have a few days to myself, to sit back and relax! Sounds good eh? For someone like me, battling my weight, which is typically triggered by emotional eating, it's not a good scenario.
I can be great all week......eat a healthy, balanced breakfast, a healthy mid a.m. snack, on to a healthy lunch that I prepared, ahead of time, followed by a healthy mid p.m. snack and reasonably healthy supper. I can keep my evening cravings at bay now, Monday to Friday, no problem.....but then comes the weekend.......YIKES!
Maybe I should sleep in? That way I can "skip" breakfast, have a brunch, have a late supper and use my "banked" calories for the evenings. Not a good idea! When you sleep in your metabolism takes longer to kick in. You're burning your calories at a much slower rate. You're also hungrier and likely setting yourself up to eat more at night, and have little or no activity before bed. So realistically you've blown your whole week in just two days!
By keeping this Daily Nutrition Blog, I have become more accountable for my actions. I need to keep track to stay on track. I look forward to waking up earlier, having a nice breakfast and recording my nutrition while I eat. Then, while still eating, I get motivation from the many blogs and messages on here. It is truly remarkable how just by reading some inspiration on here can pave my way to another successful day.
I no longer look at my week as Monday-Friday with the weekend as "gravy". It's not gravy.....it's hard work. My weeks are now Monday-Sunday and I plan to keep it that way.
Don't get me wrong.....I'll still want the occasional beer, and I did go to the movies last night and had a kid's pack (complete with chocolate bar). The difference is, I work it in. It all works out in the end if you stick to your plan.
I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend. My challenge to you.......if you've had a few slip ups already this weekend by getting into "lazy mode".........SNAP OUT OF IT!!! Take a long walk, recharge, and make sure Sunday is just like Monday!