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Weight...It's the Weekend

Weight...It's the Weekend

by Health and Well... on Thu, 01/27/2011 - 11:16pm

Dear Lovely Mommie,

There’s nothing like  a few days to let your hair down, take some extra time to relax in the comfort of your very own bed or leave the laundry pile exactly where it sits for one more day.  Weekends often enable us to roll with the relaxing punches and give us a little cushion when it comes to adhering to a tight schedule.

This weekend don't allow people or sabotaging situations to rain on your weight loss goals.  Take measures into your own hands and be 100% responsibility for you and your dreams; you’ll be thrilled with your performance.  Check out these tips to healthy weekend living:

~Begin your weekend with a review of your health and wellness goals: take a few moments each weekend morning to ponder what you are doing, why you are doing it and what you hope to attain from your diligence.  It truly is amazing when you put your mind into play just how determined you can be.  Create self-awareness.    

~Watch out for alcohol: we all know that alcohol inhibits your ability to “just say no” to various things such as another drink, a handful of this-and-that or another trip around the buffet table so that last thing you want to do is jump on the beverage bandwagon and leave your goals in the ice bucket; it’s just not worth it.    

~Out to dinner tactics: wear a slimming outfit and you’ll be almost certain not to over-indulge, drink a full glass of water and do not allow the bread basket to take up residence on your table, enjoy a large green salad before your entrée, have your leftovers removed from the table when you are comfortably full and if dessert is worth it be sure to share with your dinner partner.    

~Work it: a lot can happen over the weekend and if you decide to slack off in the movement department Monday may roll around and you may have lost your motivation to move.  One way to combat this consequence is to keep the fitness ball rolling.  It doesn’t have to be for a large duration of time just get moving throughout the weekend hours and you’ll be ready to roll come Monday morning.  Continuity is key to staying inspired on your wellness journey.

Take heed: Friday, Saturday and Sunday seem to be days that come with a potential ticket to turmoil when it comes to adhering to your health and wellness goals.  Do not allow all your hard work during the week to shake hands with a woeful weekend of snares and stumbling blocks.  Stand tall and be proud of yourself for enduring your healthy ground and being the strong woman you are so capable of exhibiting.   Be on top of the weekend pitfalls and work around their lure.

Your Coach ~ Deborah

Nothing brings me greater pleasure in life than to assist women on their journey toward better health, weight loss and molding a lifestyle to one that meets their expectations.  Coaching Lovely Ladies is a enormous passion of mine and I am completely honored to be able to assist each and every Lovely Lady on their travels of a happy, organized, active, balanced lifestyle.  I coach real women who are willing to take real action and reap real results.  Visit my website today and let me help you work toward your wellness goals.
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Weekend Woes

Why not start adjusting your language and how you look at what you are going todo or not going todo.  Viewing your event with terms such and "good" or "bad" sets you up to become what you term your actions as.  What ends up happening is you turn your words into feelings and when the words aren't positive you then view yourself in a negative light.  Negativity typically leads you down a slippery slope and before you know what's going on it is one "bad" decision after another....get the picture? 

Attempt to begin altering your vocabulary and dismiss any sabotaging terms that may pop up.  It will take practice and it will not always pan out to your advantage; however, the more you try the better you will become at addressing food/situations in a contructive light.  Remember now, this journey is about taking it one day at a time and it is certainly not a race, it's a lifestyle.  Believe in yourself!

I was just talking about this

Hey Debby,

Thanks for the inspiration! I was just telling my coworker how I hope my food plan doesn't go to h & a handbasket this weekend. I'm going to a couple shin digs surrounded by food and beverages. It's going to be hard to be good!