If you’ve worked hard this week on your health and fitness, here are some tips to make sure you don’t undo all that hard work over the weekend.
1. Eat a healthy breakfast. You’ve heard it time and time again, and your mother was right. Start each day with a healthy and balanced meal including, protein, complex carbs and healthy fats. This will set you up to conquer the day!
2. Stay consistent. Our schedules tend to be much different over the weekend, so do your best to stay focused on your goals. Choose healthy foods over the weekend too.
3. Indulge a little! Allow an indulgence in one meal, not each meal! It’s called a “cheat meal”, not a cheat “day.”😉
4. Limit alcohol and drink plenty of water in between drinks. I know this can be a tough one, but studies show that one of the top sources of extra weekend calories are from alcohol. And think about all those things that seem like a good idea to eat after a few drinks too, no thanks!
5. Workout first, before excuses pop up! Get your workout done first thing so that the day doesn’t get away from you. You’ll have more energy throughout the day and feel like a boss for nailing that workout first thing!
6. Do something that relaxes you or makes you happy! Sometimes we spend so much time running errands during the weekend that we forget to take time to relax or do something that makes us smile! This is mental fuel to help recuperate from the busy week we just had, and prepare us for the next!
8. Prep for next week. Try to set aside a bit of time to plan the meals for next week and grocery shop so that you will be set up well for the week ahead. If you have some spare time meal prep or at least chop up veggies or cook up a few items like chicken, quinoa, or brown rice so that you’ve got them ready to go to throw together a nutritious meal quick in the busy week nights.
9. Go to the Farmers’ Market! We love going to the farmers’ market as a family. The kids love being involved with helping pick out the fruits and veggies and that (sometimes) leads to them being more willing to eat their veggies fine dinner time. It’s a fun way to get out doors while teaching children about fruits and veggies!