Friday - The Best and Worst Day of the Week
Friday, August 14, 2009
I love Fridays - knowing that there are two days ahead of me where I don't have to get up to an alarm, I don't have to put on my work face (you know like saying good morning to people you don't really care for, or pretending to be interested when your co-worker complains about something for the 34th time), and I don't have to worry about deadlines. But here's the rub - my healthy lifestyle changes, i.e., my diet, is much easier to maintain during the workweek. I eat the same thing for breakfast, snack and generally for lunch, and dinner is easy because I don't have a lot of time. But come Saturday morning the part of my brain that likes to sabotage me (lets call her Cruella) goes into high gear. Cruella wants high calorie foods, and low activity and she justifies it all because I've worked so hard, and been so good all week that she thinks I deserve it. And its like she has been resting up all week so that she is at peak performance on Saturday and won't shut up. She hasn't totally derailed my overall efforts but she does make me dread the approaching weekend just a little. One strategy that has been keeping her quiet on Sundays is to plan a walk and a trip to the Farmers market in the morning with a friend. So my challenge is to continue to work on ways to shut her up on Saturdays and in the end ban her from my life for good.