Don’t let the weekends (and FOMO) ruin your goals.

It’s Friday night.  You have just got home from a 50 hour work week and your phone rings. ” Hey man what’s up.  We’re gonna go to the bar in a couple hours, wanna come?”  Well you did have an extremely stressful week and you don’t want to let your friends down by not going so, you decide to go for a drink or two.  Well, it’s now 3 am and 12 beers and $15 worth of Taco Bell (that’s a lot of Taco Bell) you’re home passed out on your couch.  So you had planned on working out Saturday morning but now you’re hungover as hell and the only thing that is going to make you feel better is pancakes from Ihop.  You get your food and lay on the couch all day.  6:00 pm rolls around and your finally feeling better and what happens?  The phone rings again.  “Yo, we’re gonna go get Mexican and maybe go to the casino, you in?”  Chips and salsa does sound pretty good….3 am rolls around and you’re two pitchers of margs down and out $300 from the stupid Men In Black slot machine.

What’s the moral of this story you ask?  Don’t have any friends?  Not at all!  All you have to do is have better judgement and more willpower.

FOMO, or Fear Of Missing Out, is a real thing!  I know I have a bad case of it.  You have to tell yourself that if you stay home every once in awhile instead of going to that party or going to have really unhealthy food the world is not going to end.  Now do you have to become a hermit and hide in your apartment and eat nothing but grilled chicken and broccoli?  Absolutely not!  You just need to find balance to reach your goals.  If you know that you are going to have a few beers on Friday night, cut down on your carbs earlier in the week.  Diet is not day-by-day.  Dieting is a continuous process.  Think of it like your car.  You only have enough gas to last you a week, don’t use it all up in one day!

Be smart guys.  Make smart decisions.  This weekend, for example, I knew that I was going to go get some pizza and beers with some friends Saturday night so during the week I did’t have many carbs.  Also on Friday I didn’t go hit the bar becasue I knew I was going to be having drinks Saturday night.  I woke up Sunday with no weight gain as well.

It’s about balance guys.  I fully support going out and having a good time.  Hell, I’d love to have a beer with everyone out there.  Just don’t go crazy and let Friday and Saturday ruin the work you put in the rest of the week!

Cheers.

 

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