Weekends are the hardest days in a week to maintain a healthy diet because we all want to enjoy our free time. We spent them with friends or family or both. Last weekend I visited my best friend from Friday to Sunday. I didn’t make the healthy choices I use to make because I ate with people who don’t really care what they are eating and how much they are eating (how can they just be so slim then?). And although there are tons of advice out there how to eat healthy with company or when eating out, I just didn’t. Here are three reasons why:
- my friend’s kitchen is not as healthily stocked as mine
- eating with friends usually animates me to eat more because in groups it is totally a socializing thing
- food choices for the weekend were already made before I arrived and I didn’t want to make it harder
A list of unhealthy things I munched on Friday evening through Sunday:
- M&M’s with peanuts
- salad with pasta and fatty mayonaise
- a hot dog at IKEA
- fruit salad with added sugar (what?)
- salty crackers
- small Magnum ice cream bar with caramel
- some Kinder Schoko Bons (little German chocolate and milk thingys)
- some more ice cream
I also ate regular stuff at too big portion sizes. The scale does not show a difference but my body does. I felt bloated from eating things I regularly wouldn’t eat and eating too much. I carried a food baby with me most time.
So what is left to say?
I won’t beat myself up about it. I just will go back and eat healthy again. What will help me is all the good people doing the dietbet with @blogilates. They motivate me and inspire me although I don’t officially do the challenge. I want to try and do it on my own. The goal is to lose 4% of my current body weight until the end of June. For me that is about 6.8 lbs or 3 kg.
I took pictures of myself wearing nothing but underwear today. One from the front, side and back each. I’ll do so again at the end of the month to track my progress. To achieve my goal I’m going to follow Cassey’s June calendar the best I can. This month it is all about losing weight with focus on cardio training three days of the week to slim down. I’m happy Cassey provides this calendar which is really ideal for people who want to shed some pounds.
Apart from that I’ll start a new job with H&M next week. I’ll surely face some time issues this month, because I will have to learn how to make time for workouts and food prepping. Working in a big shopping mall with lots of food stands will be a temptation to eat unhealthy and just because. Goals for June will include time management and staying on track with clean eating.
Have you joined Cassey’s diet bet? Or do you follow her June calendar? What are your goals for June?