STOP. DON'T DO IT. IT's 30%!!!
The weekend makes up almost 30% of your week! Don't throw away the progress you've made during the week by telling yourself, "I did good all week, I'll start back Monday, it's Only the weekend". Its not "only the weekend". First and foremost you need to stop thinking that you're "dieting" and that you need a break from the horrible misery and the restrictive punishment of the week. This is a long-term, lifestyle change, not a quick fix diet you have to suffer doing. You should enjoy how you eat and what you eat! Unless you're an athlete getting ready for a competition, stop putting so much pressure on yourself to be "all or nothing". Use the weekend as a time to get more creative with your cooking. Learn new recipes. Take time to research prepping ideas and prepare your meals for the week. Get outside and exercise with the gorgeous weather we're having! (Look for me..I'll be out there too)! GET EXCITED and feel good about staying on course and remind yourself that weekends aren't "back to old normal" they are two more days of your new normal that we get to spend with family, have more freedom and time to eat right and exercise without having to try to fit it in like we do so often during the week. TRY IT! You'll feel AMAZING, you'll be proud of yourself, you'll feel empowered, you'll have better progress next week and most importantly you'll begin to make the permanent change you need to make! You'll also progress MUCH faster towards your goal by keeping the 30% of your week on point and you'll make the week MUCH MUCH easier by prepping and not spending Monday and Tuesday getting back to where you were the previous Friday! Perhaps most importantly, you'll be the example for the others around you who NEED YOU to lead them (Kids, spouses, parents, siblings, close friends). Stay Strong. Be Proud and "Evolve".