A huge human need in people is to feel progress. Tony Robbins believes that progress = happiness, and if you think about it, isn’t it so true? How good do we feel when we’re making progress in work, in fitness, in weight loss, or anything? On top of the world!
I love fitness and I love working out because I’m just so obsessed with the feeling it gives you and how much it can change a persons mood so fast. It’s also remarkable how fast you can get fit and lose weight, once you’re consistent.
Yet one of the biggest things that can hold back consistency is how you behave on your weekends, and it can be weekend habits that can make many people feel that they mightn’t be working out enough, or what they’re doing isn’t working.
There’s a couple of things to unravel here.
If you’re working out consistently and doing the right type of training, you can put a big TICK that you’re doing great on the workout side of things. Resistance training, interval training and core work will get you lean muscle, a high metabolism and lots of fat burning. You’ll effectively turn into a calorie burning machine.
Eating well Monday to Thursday which is effectively only just over half the week, will completely hamper any progress you make during the week. But all or nothing doesn’t work either, you have to live your life and enjoy it!
Here’s what I feel is the best way to structure your week, to get great results but also live your life.
Eat healthy Sunday to Thursday. Lay off the treats and alcohol, and eat healthy food that will fuel your body.
Have a normal healthy day Friday, and after 6pm, indulge in what it is what you’d like. Wine, or a nice meal, or treats, or watching a film.
Saturday, just like during the week. Healthy breakfast, lunch, a nice dinner, and then treats that evening if you wish. Sunday all back to normal.
This works amazing well if you’re not dieting, i.e, if the food you’re eating during the week is healthy food, not rabbit food, which means getting back on track Sunday wouldn’t be a struggle for you, it’d just be a normal day, with healthy food you enjoy.
If you stick to this structure and work at getting a good routine going every day of the week, with a couple of treat evenings at the weekend, you’ll feel good and on track.
If you barrel through Friday evening, and have no routine for the whole weekend and treat the whole weekend like one solid out of routine block, you’ll go around in circles and just get so de-motivated.
I hope this helps you, if you’ve any questions or thoughts, comment below,
Jessica Cooke X
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