Thursday, June 23, 2011

Weekend schedule

Wow! OK June came and went and I didn't even know it. I've started Grad school and all I can say is-whew!

On two occasions that stick out and continue to be an underlining theme is, "I can't seem to carry my food from the week in to the weekend". Sound familiar? I even do it myself. It's sometimes a disappointment to some to break even from the workouts and good eating habits from the week. I definitely want you to enjoy yourself but how come Monday is such a pivotal day to "start a new week" of a healthy lifestyle?

I would begin to do what's doable. Try this with water. I think you may agree with me that this might be a bigger challenge than with the food. During the week, clients are spot on with water intake, however, when the weekend hits they forget to drink it. One suggestion is to have two water bottles, each a different color. One for the week and one for the weekend. You can also use the suggestion in a previous blog-divide your day by a few hours at a time and drink a certain amount each time block. For instance: every 3 hours from the time you wake up until you go to bed, drink 8oz of water.

Once you feel comfortable with starting a new habit, try to incorporate your snacks that you eat during the week at the same time over the weekend. Remember this: small changes = big results.

1 comment:

  1. Hi! I really believe that you are spot on. I feel that H2O is a real problem on the weekend also on vacation. When you are out of your week's routine then the whole schedule of water, sleep times, meal times go haywire. Re-incorporating a 3 hour block/8oz. of water will reinforce the 3-4 hour snack/small meal timing. I really see how healthy eating would then follow suit, kind of like a snowball effect. Thanks, Kris