What is it about the weekend that always plagues my personal weight loss journey? Monday through Friday I have a pretty consistent routine of work, exercise, and soon my MBA graduate school program again. During the week I eat so meticulously and cafefully and fill myself up with calories that have a purpose to be in my body in the first place. Then, the WEEKEND hits!
For example, at the end of July I finally came back into my 240s at 249 lbs. Then last week I dropped to 247 lbs. Then, the WEEKEND happened. Today I weighed myself and I am BACK to 250 lbs. WTF just happened? THE WEEKEND is my downfall. Let me explain.
This weekend I gorged food, snacks, and smores at a last minute camping trip with some college buddies of mine. Although we did a lot of hiking and exercising and hell even running up a steep incline, I did something my body wasn't used to: I ATE SWEETS. We all know that losing weight is not rocket science, nor a mystery, it's a formula. Basically you eat enough calories for your body to burn up and use as fuel to power you through the day. Right? Right. Unless you are FFF Diva Mo. See, I use the WEEKEND to use as a reward system and this time I went to far.
Why is the WEEKEND ANY different from the WEEKDAYS? Or why is it different in my mind at least? I talked to my Operation Boot Camp trainer Ronny (who I totally confide in) and told him my WEEKEND story. Then he shared something with me to put things into perspective:
"Mo, the weekend consists of two days: Saturday and Sunday. In the grand scheme of things that is a small percentage of your actual week of life. You just need to push on, still eat right, and exercise during the weekend. The weekend is just the same as the days that are part of the standard work week. You can survive two more days, afterall you already survived five days. What's two more days?"
Two more days. Two more days. What's two more days?
It's simply nothing. I gained the weight back because I let my mind think that the weekend was anything different from the work week or week in general.
How am I going to get back on track?! 1) MEAL PLANNING 2) PORTION CONTROL 3) MORE WATER INTAKE 4) LESS DIET SODA & SWEETS 5) MORE LEAFY GREEN VEGETABLES & FRUITS in my EVERYDAY DIET 6) EXERCISE DOUBLE DAYS 7) GET ENOUGH SLEEP.
Yes, this is the plan. Let's hope this works!
FFF Diva Mo <3