One of the worst feelings in fitness is working your butt off, with your workouts and diet, but never seeing any results. This could be for any number of reasons, but the focus of this week’s blog is one of the biggest obstacles to overcome: staying on track over the weekends.
I think we all know the feeling, or at least knew the feeling at some point. You bust your butt the whole week. You kill your workouts, you crush the diet, and then the weekend comes and you push everything to the side. It’s easy to understand why too, over the weekend nothing is as structured and you’re more likely to go out to eat, or have some drinks with friends. However, when you’re doing this you might not see the results as quickly because you’re kind of just cancelling out what you did during the week.
Quick Weekend Workouts
One technique that you could use to overcome this hurdle is getting in just a quick workout over the weekend. If you know that you are going to be taking in some extra calories that day, just go and get a workout in and burn off some calories so you’re ready for it. The problem is lots of people are taking in more calories, and burning less because they aren’t being very active over the weekend.
Another technique you could use is, if you know you’re going to be having a big meal later or going out for drinks try to cut some of more normal calories out throughout the day. That way you have a little more room to indulge and the calories don’t go through the roof.
However, there will be weekends that pop up that you just can’t control. It’s going to be extremely hard to get a workout in, and you know your diet isn’t going to be exactly ideal. It happens to everybody, but that is why it’s so important to stay consistent with everything on normal weekends and weekdays, so that way you don’t feel terrible about letting loose every once in a while.
So remember, just stay positive and don’t self-sabotage yourself just because it’s the weekend, and you’ll reach your goals before you know it!
By: Chandler Grimes