The Weekend Counts

by tinareale on November 2, 2012

Whoa! What am I doing here a second time today? You didn’t expect that one, did you? Well that’s what happens when I have something to say. I show up. This time, I’m showing up with a message – 5 messages, to be exact.

Do any of you ever notice the plethora of motivational posts that spread around on Monday mornings with inspirational thoughts and quotes to get you revved up for the week ahead? I love those posts! I go all pin happy adding things to my Pinterest boards because there are so many motivational messages and images out there that will resonate with me.

I enjoy these types of things so much that I actually make one to post every day on my Instagram feed for #middaymotivation. Then, I got to thinking…there is all this motivation to kick off the beginning of the week, but what about motivation to carry us through the weekend? So I’m going to take those #middaymotivation shares and post them up here because #theweekendcountstoo.

After all, that’s when things can get tough. When the motivation for healthy habits stalls. I’m all for enjoying that beer at the tailgate or the cupcake at the party or that pizza out with friends. Taking some days off formal workouts after a dedicated week. I’m not cool with throwing any semblance of balance and a healthy lifestyle out the window on the weekends. Been there. Done that. Did nothing for me and my body. Highly doubt it does anything for you and your body, either.

So here I am…on Friday afternoon as your cheering section to send you off into the weekend on the right foot. With the right mindset. Motivated to keep healthier from Friday to Sunday…because those days DO count too. I hope these put your mind in the right place…or at the very least make you pin happy for later motivation! Have a great one, friends!

Happy Friday! I hope you’re ready for keeping up with your goals and healthy lifestyle over the weekend now! Never forget – #theweekendcountstoo!


1 Katie Heddleston November 2, 2012 at 4:06 pm

I totally agree and actually think I’m MORE active on the weekend because I have more time to myself since John is home helping with the babe and we enjoy walks and runs together as a family. Thanks for the Friday motivation!

2 Jennifer Dunham November 2, 2012 at 4:15 pm

You know that I need posts like this on Fridays!

3 Sharla November 2, 2012 at 4:46 pm

Thanks for the encouragement – weekends are always hardest for me. I can stay busy and on a routine during the week, but the weekends are so random and tempting!!

4 jobo November 2, 2012 at 4:51 pm

WOW Tina, SUCH a perfect post for a Friday afternoon!! I love the first quote so much that I posted it to our barre n9ne 60 day challenge support group to help our challengers get through the weekend temptations. It is SO tempting, obviously, to loosen up on the weekends, and while sure, an extra glass of wine won’t be the end of the world, but 5 cupcakes might ;-) Have a great weekend and thanks for the reminder and motivation, so perfect!

5 Lauren @ Oatmeal after Spinning November 2, 2012 at 5:49 pm

RIGHT on. The weekend definitely counts- even more so for me, because that’s when I tend to give into temptation. Saturday is always a rest day for me, and it’s okay to have a cheat meal. But then, I get RIGHT back at it Sunday. That’s part of the reason why I made sure I was scheduled to teach a Sunday morning Spinning class years ago-and still do! When it’s your job to work out, you HAVE to show up. :)

6 Katie @ Talk Less, Say More November 2, 2012 at 9:49 pm

I LOVE the #theweekendcounts one because it really is SO true, especially when we often indulge a bit more over the weekend. My parents have often used the “weekend” excuse for not heading to the gym but then still find the “too busy” excused during the week. While rest days ARE important, we can’t forget that healthy living is a LIFESTYLE.

7 Lauren @ sassy molassy November 3, 2012 at 12:47 am

Just wanted to tell you that I did one of the strength workouts from bootcamp last round! Thank you for some great workouts. Fun to have an arsenal of workouts to use for future. Happy weekend!

8 Becky Przy November 3, 2012 at 8:32 am

Just the post I needed to read to kick off my weekend on the right foot. I tend to have more ‘down time’ on the weekends and I don’t do well w/o structure and I am an emotional eater…so weekends can be rough for me. I have a feeling I will be looking at these motivational messages throughout the weekend and when I am going for my 2nd (or 3rd) bowl of ice cream on Saturday night;-)

9 Danica @ It's Progression November 3, 2012 at 9:15 am

LOVE this post…Friday nights are typically date nights for my husband and I, like many other people, but it doesn’t require “throwing in the towel” to have fun. For me it’s a lot easier to (overall) make healthier choices each day during the week without too much attention to it, so if I can focus on making healthy choices during the weekend that’s when I really feel accomplished. That mentality of giving everything up all weekend long could hit the road ;)

10 Calee (@chimes) November 3, 2012 at 10:21 am

I have been waiting for this post. I think I saw you post the chalkboard graphic on facebook, and I was hoping that you’d done a blog post about it. Thanks for sharing!!

11 Katie November 3, 2012 at 1:55 pm

Great post. I like to eat well and go swimming on the weekends so I feel on top of my game for all the fun activities I want to do with my husband!

12 Rachel B - Busy Mama November 4, 2012 at 1:54 pm

Thank you for sharing! It’s so true – everyone shares the motivation on Mondays but the weekends can actually be the hardest times to stay on track!

13 Jess November 4, 2012 at 5:44 pm

Could NOT agree more. The weekend used to be my BIGGEST downfall. Until I realized that consistency is what makes ALL the difference in the world. Make it count every single day. Not just during the chaos of the work week, but during the chaos of the weekends too. GREAT post!!

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