Rise & Grind: Warm up- 30 Jumping jacks, arms circles, stretch a little (this set x3). Then follows up with this workout: 10 pushups, 20 Russian twists with KB, 10/side rows with KB, 15/side Spider plank, 10 tricep dips w/KB, 6 burpees. (x5).
Welcoming another Monday! It is frigid outside here right now but supposed to be warming up to be great running/biking weather this afternoon! My weekend was a bit scattered, I had some greats times with friends and my family but today is back to the grind. Do ever let yourself go on the weekends? Like, calories don’t count on Saturday right?!
For most people, the week is pretty easy to stay on track, you have routine, you have meals planned, and you are out of the house more. When the weekend rolls around, we tend to be homebodies, we eat more junk, more take out food, and have less movement (especially in the winter months). So how do we stay on track on the weekends?
- Have a plan for weekend meals. Even though it is time to relax, plan your meals. Make something easy, something in the crock, or even just a bunch of healthy snacks. Do not let yourself succumb to no plans junk food night!
- Only eat out once. Many people tend to eat out on the weekends or go out with friends. This is fine, but moderation is key here! Only let yourself eat out once. Have your splurge then be done. Going out for several meals can leave you with an empty wallet and full waistline. Most restaurant meals are laden with oils, sodium, and often times fried.
- Get moving! Even on the weekend, get moving! Begin your day with some light yoga, go for a walk, or even better a hike! Yesterday it was frigid here but I still put on all my warm clothes and went for a quick 2 mile walk. Yes, I was cold but after I got out there the fresh air felt great! It also gave a boost of energy to be more productive the rest of my day.
- Use some Sunday time to plan your week ahead. Relax a little. If you sit down to watch a movie, take a notepad with you and plan your weeks meals. Make a grocery list, plan workouts, schedule each day the best you can. This will motivate you to begin each week on a healthy note!
- Cook a healthy dinner on Sunday night. This ensures you are beginning the week in a great way! You may even have some leftovers to use for lunch Monday!
So yes, calories count on Saturday! However, it is ok to splurge a little. Everything in moderation is one of my keys to success.
I hope you all have a wonderful Monday!
I am strong. I am capable. I am powerful. I am beautiful.