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Spark People! I need your help to get me through this weekend...

Thursday, May 12, 2011

As I sit here eating my bowl of Special K Red Berries and drinking my cucumber water, I am already contemplating my weekend. How am I going to set my self up to succeed and keep on track with my eating goals. I eat pretty well and keep to my calories during the week, but on the weekend I tend to sneak snacks here and there and drink more alcohol...all because "hey, it's the weekend, right?"

So, because I know I won't come up with these ideas I am asking you in the Spark Community to help me out. How do you stay on track during the weekends?

Also, as I am just finishing my last couple of weeks of the 100 pushup challenge, I am looking for a new system. Has anyone had success with the Couch to 5k program. My problem has always been just starting something. I want to have fun with my workouts. What about Zumba? I have danced since I was little and it has always been one of my passions, but I just don't do it anymore.

I need to add the passion back. So, send me your ideas, your favorite home workout videos and your good vibes.

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  • no profile photo CD4653069
    My downfall is the weekends too. The key is planning every morsel of food you are going to eat and stick to it. If you have to go out to eat, go online and see if the restaurant has a menu and see what foods you want in advance. I do allow myself a treat or a glass of wine but I know if I have more all my hard work is wasted.
    All the hard work and challenges will lead to a Skinnny Successful New You!!
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    3542 days ago
  • JEGRANT
    I also have a hard time on the weekends. I usually have saturday as my "cheat" day. I agree with the other poster....drinking lots of water helps. I try and leave my house with water bottle on the weekends. Also if possible I try and stay on track for breakfast and lunch on the weekends, so it's not so bad if I eat out or snack after dinner.
    About rumba, it's a fun class especially if you used to dance. I used to dance as well, so I enjoy zumba. Have you ever tried spin class? I find it to be very rewarding and an awesome workout! You just start out slow and do what you can. I also recently started the insanity videos. They are tough, if you want a challenging workout!
    Best of luck!!
    3542 days ago
  • EOPP22
    Thanks for your input! Maybe I will start the C25K this weekend - a good way for me to get out of the house and keep me away from snacking.

    And thanks for the compliment...that picture is from my wedding. I just got re-married on April 1. :)
    3542 days ago
  • SPADIVAMOM
    Weekends are hard for me also. During the week I am able to plan and stay on track. Only can snack at work from the stuff I bring which helps me a bunch. Weekends I am a grazer at home. I find that if I drink my water like I do during the week it makes the weekends easier.

    I did C25K last summer! Loved it!! I have the app on my iPhone. It works so good. I was never a runner before. heck I couldn't figure out how to breathe enough to run. C25K trains your body and your lungs I think. After completing C25K I can now run 25 minutes straight no problem. Even completed 2 5Ks races already. Just try it and I know you will like it!

    by the way, love the pic on your sparkpage!
    3542 days ago
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