We all spend the work-week (Monday-Friday) working out, eating clean and looking forward to the weekend. But why is it that we equate the weekend with “rewards” and cheat meals? If you want to stick to a clean-eating lifestyle, you do it every day.
Keep the same routine on the weekend that you would during the week. Once you reach your desired fitness level and have achieved self-control and discipline, it’s okay to reward yourself with something you’ve been craving as long as it’s done in moderation and does not cause you to binge out all weekend. It’s all about not over-doing it. You can literally destroy all your progress made during the week by blowing it on the weekend. It’s not just the calories and unhealthy meals, it’s the havoc that is wreaked on your metabolism by suddenly feeding your body with sugar, crap and other unhealthy meals. It’s just not worth it to start at square one every Monday.
Here are some tips to not letting your weekend destroy your progress and to get into the habit of everyday being a healthy-eating day while continuing to exercise:
Jeff is the owner and lead trainer at 1-on-One Fitness. Having been in the fitness game for nearly two decades, he's a seasoned and passionate educator that's eager to help you.