Living a weekend lifestyle is not for everyone. If you are one of those people who enjoy the freedom and mobility that physical activity provides, you may find that the weekend can be an annoyance. Weekend getaways can take longer than originally planned and be more difficult to manage because of traffic, hotel accommodations, and other constraints. You may not be able to commit to a routine, and in this case, regular physical activity is not an option. The good news is that there are a number of steps you can take to manage your weekend properly.

First, you must determine what your goals are. Whether you want to have more free time or more physical fitness, setting a goal is the first step towards achieving this goal. There are a variety of ways to choose activities to fulfill your weekend free time, so make sure you are not focusing on activities that do not contribute to your goals. A great way to organize your time is to use a to-do-list to list your activities. A little planning now will save you time and headaches later.

The second step towards implementing a weekend lifestyle that is healthy for you and your body is to consider a few changes to your diet. The easiest way to go about this is by identifying which foods and beverages are causing you unnecessary weight gain. This may include drinking too much soda (which contains caffeine) or eating high calorie and high fat foods. Once you identify what your problem foods are, simply avoid them. This may require some willpower and discipline, but it is well worth it when you eventually find that you have more energy and that you are losing weight.

Next, you need to make a commitment to commit to a regular physical activity schedule. Setting up a to-do-list of the things you need to do will help you identify the things that need your attention on a weekly basis. A commitment to exercise also increases the likelihood that you will stick with your weekend free time lifestyle. It is best to find an activity you enjoy and can stick with. After all, one of the reasons you ended up in this situation in the first place was because you were having too much free time.

Finally, the final step towards implementing a healthy lifestyle into your weekend free time is to address the emotional issues that contributed to your current state of health. A common reason for the formation of the negative energy balance is our relationship with food. It is often true that those who eat more often live longer, but it is also true that those who overeat frequently live longer. The best remedy for this is to resolve any emotional issues you are having around food.

Participants in this research center’s studies had all experienced significant improvements in all areas of their life after attending the workshops. Improvement in relationships with family members was particularly profound for participants who attended the workshops weekly. Participants also noted the improvement of self-esteem, self-confidence, improved communication skills, and improved health and energy levels. This is only a small sampling of the benefits people report experiencing after attending a one-on-one counseling session designed to reduce overall stress levels, as well as addressing specific life style and diet concerns.

Zoe Kickhefer
zoe@everydaylifes.com