Ok, Shrinkers, listen up. It’s Friday. TGIF and all that jazz but more importantly, have you thought about how to stay on track this weekend and not derail the progress you’ve been making or short change your progress? We all know the weekends can be TOUGH! I mean, haven’t we worked hard all week? Don’t we deserve a chance to let loose a little bit? Don’t we? Don’t we?!
Well, yes, you do. Of course you do. But too often we treat weekends like a free-for-all or Get Out of Jail Free card. That kind of mindset leads to the Monday morning trifecta: Guilt. Shame. Regret.
Let’s do this. Let’s give this weekend the what for. Here are a few ideas to help keep your head in the game, from A to Z so you can greet Monday morning with a smile (and a workout!).
Accountability. Make plans to check in with someone at some point between now and Monday to report on sticking to your goals.
Buddy up. Make a date for someone to meet you at the track, at the pool, at the gym, or for a walk around the block.
Cardio. The weekends are a great time to give some different forms of cardio a try. Get some DVDs for free from the library and add some Stomp Aerobics or Bollywood dancing to your workout routine.
Delegate chores to do around the house so that YOU’RE not doing EVERYTHING that needs to get done and you have time freed up for a workout.