How to Survive the Weekend without Working Out
Are you one of those who consistently follow their fitness regimen only to slip back during the weekend?
During the weekend it is very easy to deviate from your fitness plans. These are times where one falls out from their regular daily routines. There are dinners; dates, family gatherings and you find yourself away from home, in front of buffet tables, and sinful desserts. If you don’t have a weekend plan, it is very likely that you’ll stay away from the healthy habits you have worked so hard to develop.
Here are some invaluable tips that you could use to keep yourself free from weekend temptations.
If you are spending some time with your family for the weekend, you can plan healthy activities like outdoor games and bike rides. Doing this activities will help you burn calories and at the same time spend quality time with your loved ones.
Don’t forget to bring a water bottle to your weekend activities. If you don’t get your water needs for the day, you might crave for a soda or other sugary caffeinated beverages.
Even on weekends, one should set a realistic specific fitness goal. Set expectations of what you intend to achieve fitness wise for the day. It may be different from your weekday goals but that’s perfectly fine.
If you expect to be out for the whole day, bring some healthy snacks in case you get hungry. Some people bring carrot and cucumber sticks with them in case they get the urge to eat. You don’t want to go hungry inside a shopping mall where your only option would be pizza or ice cream.
It would be wise if you make Monday as your weigh in day. You are likely to resist the temptation on weekends if you have to step on the scale the following day.
If you are planning to eat out for the weekend, plan your meals ahead of time. Browse the restaurant’s menu online so you can plan healthy options before you get there.
A useful tip to fitness enthusiasts – allow you little treats throughout the week. This will keep you from getting sudden irresistible urges. It is likely that you will binge on weekends if you deprive yourself totally for the whole week.
Sticking to your fitness regimen might be an uphill climb, but with some planning you can make it really easy on yourself. Follow these simple tips and you are on your way to a healthier future.