10 Tips for a Healthy Weekend

10 tips

Paul and I finally have a weekend at home to rest our aching test group bodies 😝 and just do the little things around the house.
So here’s my reminder list for myself and feel free to use this as well to help you stay on track!

πŸ’ͺ Work out in the morning – We have noticed, particularly on weekends, if we don’t hit our workout first thing, the day seems to slip away from us and with each passing hour, our motivation diminishes! So jump out of bed, put your workout clothes on, and hit it so you can enjoy the rest of the day.

🍸 Limit your drinks – Going out can be big on the weekends so do your best to limit yourself to one or two drinks and opt for slightly less caloric options like club soda and vodka or skip the booze all together and go for club soda and lime! That’s my go-to at the most bars and restaurants!

🍱 Eat like you do on the weekdays – See if you can plan out your days and the foods you are going to eat. Failing to plan is planning to fail for me.

πŸ™…Don’t go hungry to a party/event/outing – I used to believe I should just not eat all day if I big event in the evening so that I could “save up” the calories. But then I ended up binging! Try sticking to your usual plan rather than starving yourself and then you will be less tempted when you get to the party to fall off track.

πŸ’†Schedule some relaxation time – The best for weekends! Relax and enjoy the little things in life. Go for a walk, lay in the park, go to the movies, and just enjoy some good ol’ R&R.

😴Get enough sleep 7+ hours – It’s tempting to stay up late on the weekends because you don’t have work the next day… but this will put you behind going into the week so try your best to keep a reasonable bed time and catch those zzzz’s.

🏞Get outside and do something active – Paul and I love hitting the local hiking trails on the weekends that we’ve never explored or riding our bikes around town rather than driving. It always makes for some fun adventures!

πŸ“Prep for the week ahead (on Sunday) – Write out your to-do’s for the weeks and go in mentally prepared to crush your week!

πŸ‘Be productive don’t have a lazy Sunday – Try and get the house chores done to reduce stress throughout the week! Laundry, clean up, car wash, grocery shopping, and meal prep are some of my favorites to check off the list!

πŸ—–> BONUS TIP: get extra chicken breast and lean red meat to cook up on the grill on Sunday and use it as meal prep for your entire week!!! πŸ™‹ (We typically grill up 8 extra chicken breasts that we can eat Tuesday-Friday that next week on salads, by themselves, in stir-frys, and more!

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