I'm doing a little Fitness Friday series focusing on fitness blunders. This first one is something that I have struggled with in the past. Here are two hints:
Weekend Cheating. So, you've been working out hard and eating clean on the weekdays; but you fall wayward on the weekends.
I used to be terrible about this! I would lose a couple pounds during the week, eat horribly and nap all weekend. Weekend being Friday through Sunday. Then, gain back what I just lost. It was a vicious cycle that kept me from bettering my health and seeing fitness results. If you find yourself not seeing the results you're expecting; check your weekend habits. Are you still planning one or two workouts on the weekend? I enjoy mixing things up and getting my workout in a non-traditional way. I may go swimming in the pool, dedicating at least 30 minutes to vigorous swimming. I enjoy hiking a nature trail or doing yoga before anyone in the house wakes up. A final thing to remember is that you are having a cheat MEAL, not a cheat WEEKEND. You still need to watch what you are fueling your body with. If it is junk on the weekends, you will feel sluggish for that Monday workout. Remember how to became out of shape…unhealthy eating and little physical activity.
You have to stay strong on the weekends too!