Set Your Weekend Goals Early
How often, after a week of being spot on with our healthy behavior goals, do we head into the weekend without a plan in place to make sure Saturday and Sunday run as smoothly as Monday through Friday?
There are plenty of challenges on the weekend. Our weekend schedule is different. We may stay up later, sleep longer, relax more, go out to dinner with friends, and not even think about hitting the gym. So when Monday comes we end up back at square one. But it doesn’t have to be that way.
Goal One – Create at least two healthy meals for you and your family this weekend. It can be breakfast, lunch or dinner. Even better, try something new. Wholefoods.com has recipes and cooking tips so that your time in kitchen will be spent creating meals that are as delicious as they are good for you!
Goal Two – Go out to eat and make a healthy selection. This can be easier than you think with the Restaurant Nutrition App for both the Android Smartphone and iPhone. This app is totally free and provides nutritional information for over 100 restaurants and 15,000 menu items plus an option to track the foods that you eat.
Goal Three – Take A Hike. Visit a fall festival, apple orchard, or find a hiking trail and get some additional steps in this weekend. Keep track of your steps by wearing a pedometer for at least one day. Just having the pedometer on will increase your awareness of how much you’re walking as opposed to sitting.