I often get asked questions about how to stay on track and focused on your goals. We all do great (or at least okay) Monday through Thursday. But then the weekend hits! People start Instagramming donuts, pizza, and cocktails, and all your restraint goes out the window.
Well, hopefully this post will help you rethink the idea of what a fun,healthy, and enjoyable weekend can look like.
Here are my current top 5 favourite ideas for staying on track and still enjoying your weekend!
1) Pick up Oh She Glows Every Day, a cookbook by Angela Liddon.
This book is packed with delicious recipes, amazing healthy dessert options, and tips to keep you on track. (Plus, you’ll impress everyone who used to joke about you bringing carrot sticks again as your appetizer!)
2) Take some free drop-in classes!
This is a fun way of trying something new and keeping yourself active over the weekend. RYU, Lululemon, and studios often offer free options on the weekends. This is a great date option or an amazing idea for just getting out and pushing yourself to try something new.
3) Try a tasting party.
Juicing is very popular right now, which means there are juice companies on practically every corner. Juices are the perfect way of adding a healthier element to your traditional cocktail or getting your friends on board and kicking your habits with a three-day cleanse.
4) Make smart investments.
The amount of money we spend on food, drinks, and entertainment can shock us Monday morning once we’ve added up everything we did that weekend. Making a plan for your cash and sticking to a healthier lifestyle is good for both your bank account and your body. Instead of throwing your cash into food and entertainment this weekend, make an appointment to treat your body well with a facial, massage, or spray tan. Then make dinner at home and allow your body to de-stress.
5) Turn off social media.
This may sound like an odd addition to this list, given that social media is integral to my business! But having an online business has also taught me that if it’s used in an unhealthy way, social media can lead to stress, pressure, and distractions. While I do love social media, I believe that anything that can get in the way of peace, personal growth, workouts, or time with people who make us feel alive (and the list could go on and on) needs to have boundaries around it.
Take some time this weekend to journal your goals, engage in some healthy self-talk, and shut out the distractions of social media.
Have a healthy and happy weekend~~*