The weekends can be full of fun temptations, but there's no worse feeling that heading back to work on a Monday morning feeling tired and bloated and wishing you could hit a rewind button. I'm a big believer in the power of a plan. Going into the weekend with a healthy mentality will help you steer clear of overdoing it and keep you in a routine that you can be proud of. Here are some ideas to get you going:
- Set your priorities: A weekend list never hurt anyone! I often make it a point to stray away from big lists or obligations, but setting a solid game plan for what you want to accomplish over the course of the weekend will make your life loads easier come Monday morning. Trust me on this one.
- Have one long workout: Summer is the perfect time to reap the benefits of the weather in your fitness routine, so make time for one long weekend workout. There's also something to be said for a weekend full of yoga! I always feel so refreshed if I make a point to attend class on Saturday and Sunday.
- Don't blow your diet: Know you're heading to a big BBQ or party where you're going to want to chow down? Plan ahead. There's no need not to indulge with friends every so often, but knowing and planning for when this will take place will help you make healthier foodie choices the rest of the weekend. Filling up a little before you head to a feast will also help you keep things light and easy.
Keep reading for more ways to stop the Monday blues forever!