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Why are weekends more difficult?

Sunday, June 01, 2014

Here is my problem... Fridays I work from home which I love because it means no commuting, a lie in and working in my pyjamas if I so chose to. It also means the start of the weekend!!! Why is it then that I struggle more during this time to keep to a healthy eating plan? I always start with the best intentions for Friday, stock up in healthy food and then things go downhill.

During the week, as stressful as things sometimes get at work, I have a routine. I have my fruit and fibre breakfast , fruit and a coffee for snack mid morning, lovely salad from chop'd for lunch, fruit salad in the afternoon, gym after work and then a healthy dinner.

However, come Friday and I can't stick to the same routine, try as I might! Saturday and Sunday are even worse but I can sort of understand that at least. My weekends tend to be spent mostly outside pursuing activities with my son, we eat out a lot and it can get hectic as a full day with my son is really fulfilling and fun but also full on!! I also tend to mess up my sleeping routine because I know I can lie in a bit and because I try to to steal some time for myself! Gym is also out of the question as I am member of the gym at work which makes it easy to go during the week but not at weekends (plus I don't drive and there are no nearby gyms that I could walk to during the weekend). Even when I arrange some 'me' time, to go to the cinema for example, I still overeat while out.

How can I break my bad Fri-Sat-Sun habits? How can I establish a healthy routine? It is becoming a vicious cycle which is reinforced every time I fail to reign my self in. Oh, why can I not stay focused over the weekend?

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