This Weekend Killed My Diet!

So the weekend happened…pizza, too much wine, heavy desserts…sounds familiar? Your diet is officially screwed. Now what?

I know what you’re thinking. What’s the point of dieting when you’re just going to give in to temptation every weekend – right? WRONG…think about it.

It’s still what you do the majority of the time that will make the biggest difference on your health. The weekends are easy to fall off track because there’s usually no routine like you have during the work week and it’s when you feel the most ready to relax and celebrate making it through a tough week at work.

I get it…it’s part of life and guess what? It’s OKAY! Now I’m not saying go crazy every weekend and eat a week’s worth of calories in a single night BUT if you stick to your routine all week, a day or two of a little over-indulging each week isn’t the worst thing ever. Where people fall into a dangerous trap is when they decide the weekend screwed up their new healthy eating permanently so they throw in the towel all together and keep eating like crap for the next week or month or until they finally get tired of how they feel again and THEN they decide to jump back on the health wagon.

The ups and downs of yo-yo dieting is not only bad for your health and metabolism, it’s bad for your mental well-being. You are going to drive yourself crazy with that kind of life-style…never quite getting ahead. Let’s stop that cycle.

I want things to be different for you so…take a deep breath and know it’s okay to indulge once in a while.

What really matters is what you do the majority of your day, your week, your month.

If you have an off day, appreciate it for what it was and get back on track the next day. The 5 days you spend eating clean and working out each week will trump the 2 days you slack off. You will still be stacking up momentum on your side though. Over time, you’ll start to see the progress of your small consistent steps in the right direction.

So remember – an off day or two is NOT a reason to throw all your positive progress out the window. We are all human and off days happen.

What matters is how quick you turn that back around and start making healthy choices again. The more often you can do this, the more progress you are going to see with your health, energy, and confidence. You’ve got this 😉