It’s mundane Monday.. Back to weekday normality of routines and structure rather than weekend fun and freedom! This often translates into our diets also, Monday-Friday afternoon we have our regular meals at normally the same kind of time and most of us eat roughly the same type of meals, come the weekend and anything and everything goes to fit around our social calendar and where or when we happen to be..
To example I’ll give you a sample of my weekend.. Started with a curry with friends on Friday evening at 9.30pm – much later than my usual evening meal.. Saturday morning up early to get a coach back to my motherland Bristol – grabbed a quick banana sandwich before I left. Had a picnic in the park mid afternoon and of course a sunny day required an ice cream – delish. A pasta dish in the eve to line the stomach for an evening out.. Half a bottle of wine and a vodka mixer followed (moderate drinking!).. A night out just writes off the next day, feeling tired and sorry for yourself means a ‘diet mare don’t care’ attitude right? Breakfast didn’t happen, popped in to my old work place and custard creams were on offer so started with that, headed to a bbq and didn’t stop grazing on crisps, chicken, halloumi, strawberries, cheesecake and rose velvet bday cake (happy birthday to one of the best Chloe) for about 4 hours.. Few hours later found myself eating a pork roast at another one of the best Janice’s house..
Feel like you have visualised my weekend of fun and freedom diet?! I must admit I do feel a bit gross for it and looking forward to going back to my routine today but that doesn’t mean I regret it! Had a lovely weekend catching up with friends and celebrating with them that it would have been a shame to worry about having that ice cream in the park or the pork roast on an already full stomach! My priority over these days were to enjoy spending time with my loved ones and food makes up such a social part of that so no guilt, regret or thoughts to ‘restrict myself to make up for the weekend’ am proud of my weekend confession! However, I’m not advocating a message of ‘eat all that you like over the weekend’ but it’s about balance, enjoyment and priorities.
Think back to your weekend, what did you get up to? Was your diet similar to your week or did you adopt a ‘diet mare don’t care’?! Tell me your weekend confession with pride!
Healthy lives are fruitful lives.