What the &@$#! happens over the weekend?

So here you are at the end of the weekend wondering what happened? You did so well coming into the weekend! You ate reasonably healthy during the week, you got at least 3 workouts, you maybe even had a couple days that you got 7 hours of sleep. But its Friday and all you want to do is slouch into your couch, order some hot pizza, and have some beers because man...its been a week! Or those Buffalo wild wings are calling your name and you can already taste the refreshing margaritas on the boat this weekend.  And after all the kids sporting events on Saturday there's no way your making food! Chick-Fil-A it is! Sunday rolls around and you go out to eat after church, drink two or three glasses of wine and the fend-for-yourself Sunday dinner turns into some more pizza delivery. It's convenient right?

So its Monday...and you swear I am going to get back on the bandwagon. I am going to eat healthy this week! And you very well might do amazing during the week, but how much are you did you set yourself back over the weekend? And I get it, I've been there. The weekend feels like a break from all the discipline and hard work of the week. 

So what do you do? Do you say, "Ahh screw it...I'll get back on track after the weekend?" or do you eat salads all weekend that you've prepared in advance, even at the kids sporting events? 

Well, that's entirely up to you, honestly. Personally, eating salads all weekend does not sound very appeal. So is there  a middle ground? 

What you do starts with asking the question, "How important are your goals to you?"

Your answer to that question will determine how strict you need to be. If it is very, very important maybe you have salads all weekend. If you want to be healthy but not give up everything that you enjoy about your life maybe it's having one glass of wine and 1 beer instead of three and making the pizza at home as a family. 

It's entirely up to you. But next weekend ask yourself "How important are my goals to me?"

Dedicated to your success,
Michael Bauman
CEO of Thrive Culture