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Tip For Staying on Track During the Weekend: Schedule

Be it that you end up eating really unhealthy on the weekends or that you totally slack off on working out, the weekends can be a time when a lot of us slip-up in our health endeavors.

One reason for continuous weekend blunders is because we get off schedule. The week is pretty scheduled for most of us, which usually includes going to the gym and cooking healthy meals. On the weekends we stay up late and sleep in, which makes us feel fat and lazy leading to us to act fat and lazy -- As a result we're skipping breakfast and skipping the gym, which makes us feel even worse. The spiral continues until Monday morning, when we get back on track. This is not the worst scenario there ever was, as we all need a break and we should be pleased that we're able to keep eating healthy and exercising during the week. However, when it happens every weekend, we could get unmotivated.

One way to keep on track through the entire weekend is to keep to your normal schedule. The best way to do this: Wake up at the same time you normally wake up (or at least close to it). For me, this helps me stay on track significantly and I feel like I have the entire day to get done everything I've planned.

Have your own ideas for staying on track during the weekends? Share them in the comments section below!


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mizz_jennii mizz_jennii 10 years
Weekends are horrible for me. That's when my fiance and I actually spend time together so we're always out and about grabbing lunch /snacks / dinner on the go. But we always hit the gym Saturday and Sunday to keep us on track.
ktacce ktacce 10 years
omg shireen it soooooo looks like stephanie (uuuuggghhhhh). sigh. i miss the bachelor.
ElectroPopTart ElectroPopTart 10 years
I TOTALLY get off track on the weekends. It's always a disaster. I'm really hard on myself come monday morning. Something that usually works is working out early. I go to my boyfriend's house every saturday and they have tons of food laying around. It can get pretty tempting.
shireensugar shireensugar 10 years
Hey! Isn't that a photo of the annoying Stephanie (South Carolina?) from last season's "The Bachelor"??!
artibuxi artibuxi 10 years
i ensure that i wake up early enough on saturday to finish my work out for the day. then even if i do want to sleep again, or laze around, the workout doesn't get affected. though i do allow myself to very lazy on sunday!
cwhitt4325 cwhitt4325 10 years
Having healthy snakck around to munch on can help those weekend spludges! I keep jello pudding sugar free snack packs around for those sweet cravings!!!
smarler smarler 10 years
During the week, my schedule forces me to work out in the evenings. On the weekends, I start my day with my workout so that no matter if we end up going out, I've taken care of my exercise. Knowing that I've already gotten up early to work-out makes it easier to eat healthy--I mean, why waste all that good work! However, if I do treat myself, I don't feel guilty, either.
Curious-Alice Curious-Alice 10 years
I certainly am guilty of falling into the lax weekend category. I find that instead of scheduling a typical gym workout, make the weekend a time to do something physically active that you find to be very enjoyable, but is perhaps a bit too time consuming to fit into your normal weekday. A long, scenic walk, a trip to the park or the pool or the beach, a leisurely bike ride, etc.
GrapeBubbleGum GrapeBubbleGum 10 years
I have a pretty strict weekday schedule, always getting up at the same time, eating at the same time, exercising at the same time, and even eating the the same things for breakfast and lunch. This makes weekends really hard for me since the routine is one of my main tools to keep on track. I always wake up at the same time too. I also try to eat at the same time that I normally would. I eat different things though...but, I eat the same things every weekend so I actually do have a routine going on, it's just a different one than during the week. My biggest problem is exercising. My gym is only open 12-5 on the weekends (it's a univeristy gym so it has reduced summer hours) and I like to exercise in the morning. Normally I would go for a morning jog around my apartment instead, but lately I haven't been able to do that since I hurt my knee.
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