I've been in a vicious cycle for over a month now, well basically since mid April, when a few things started happening. First, birthdays, a mini vacation, my birthday, friend's birthdays, weddings, my husband's birthday, our wedding anniversary, summer social time in the up swing. I'll do really well all week long, by the time Friday rolls around, I'm feeling fabulous, then something called Saturday happens. Let me tell ya'll about Saturday.
Insert downward spiral that crashes and burns in a dieting train wreck.
A typical Saturday for me begins with a work out. I've been waking up extra early on Saturday morning to get in a run before the summer heat becomes to intense, then I'll run errands and take care of things I didn't get to during the work week. At night, or in this past weekend's case, noon for pool time, it's usually social time aka party time. I do not miss social time. Ever. I've been placing my high carb day on Saturday so that I can enjoy social time without guilt. Saturday is usually the day when I get in my hardest work out so I never feel guilty about a little extra indulgence.
Here's the problem. Sunday rolls around, aka rest day, and then I really want to cheat my diet. This cycle is essentially undoing all of my hard work during the week.
|True Confessions: Sunday's Cheat Meal. Womp.|
I'm not ready to hit a maintenance phase, but with this pattern, that's exactly where I'm at. I'm going to try and break the cycle this coming weekend. Fingers crossed.
This wasn't the worst dieting weekend I've ever had, I don't feel like a busted can of biscuits today, but I know if I had stuck to my plan all weekend long, I'd feel ten times better without fail. My new goal is to feel as wonderful on a Monday as I did on Friday.
Have you suffered from the weekend weight dilemma?
Weekly Work Out Goals:
Killer Abs Level 3
Circuit Training/ Leg Day
Shoulders and Back Circuit Training
Killer Abs Level 3
Treadmill Speed Work
Biceps & Triceps
6 Mile Run
Glutes & Abs