Are you a dancer? I bet you are, at least on occasion and not necessarily the way you are thinking either.
The weekend is almost upon us and so I ask the question how do you plan for your weekend?
Weight Watchers it not a diet. Oh I am sure that at some stage every single one of us has used the words ‘Weight Watchers’ and ‘diet’ in the same sentence. Let’s be very clear here, it is not a diet, it is about over all healthy living and adopting a healthier lifestyle. Doing that does not mean ‘only Monday through Friday’!
So again I ask, how do you plan for your weekend?
We all appreciate that the weekend is a more challenging time so it is doubly important to be well prepared. Preparation is the key.
Plan your meals, plan your snacking and most importantly plan that lovely little stash of ‘party points’! Your weekly 49, that is what they are there for, the lumps and bumps of life, which from experience generally means the weekend (!) and socialising. So make sure you PLAN in that bottle of wine, plan, PLAN, plan! Oh and TRACK (LOL) don’t think just because it is the weekend that you can resort to ‘nearly doing it’ behaviour, you need to track and keep yourself honest!
Take advantage of the time off and plan activity. If you are a soccer/netball mum with your fold up camping chair on the line on a cold Sunday morning, rather than checking Facebook on your iPhone or chatting to other mums get up and walk around the pitch/court. Deliberately move, move more, move often and think about it…. move, MOVE, move.
If you want to get this right it has to be a way of life, something that you do without even thinking about it and that takes practice, you are learning, learning better and when we know better we do better and when we do better more often it becomes second nature.
So the top of the blog question was, are you a dancer….?
If you treat the weekend as “time off” you will always be doing the ‘one step forward and two steps back’ dance. When you stand on the scales next week don’t you want a great result? Or will you be feeling a little disheartened and so be more likely to throw the towel in. If you are a dancer then think about it, aren’t you sick of starting over?