It's one of the last weeks of summer, and I want you to just take a moment and ask yourself. Have you made the most of it? Has it been everything you dreamed?
Either way, you have one more chance to make this the most memorable summer of your life.
I can't wait for you to design your amazing weekend. Make sure to post some pictures and tag me on Instagram so I can see what you're up to!
When I was in the thick of my body hell, I would always try so hard to "be good" with food all week so that by the time the weekend came around, I was ready to let loose and go crazy with food.
I'd wake up on Monday morning feeling hungover, guilty, fat, bloated and embarrassed by my behavior. Not a good way to start the week.
When I started adopting the strategies I teach in Live More Weigh Less I realized that on the weekends, I wasn't craving food, but permission to cut-loose, have fun and be sexy.
When I started designing my custom weekends, I dropped 4 dress sizes.
Today, I want to help you design YOUR custom weekend, so you can wake up on Monday feeling refreshed, alive, in love and beautiful. You might even feel lighter after just two days.
Here it goes...
Your Guide to Designing a Fun, Sexy, Refreshing Weekend
Step 1: Pick out the categories.
When we have weekends that are filled with one party, gathering or meal right after another, it can be completely draining. And if we spend the entire weekend inside reading, meditating, and sipping tea by ourselves, we can get really bored. Both of which can lead to overeating.
SO it's really important to make time for these activities:
Here's an example schedule for inspiration:
Friday Night, Connect: Go on a beautiful date with your lover. Don't ask "what do you want to do?" Just make the decision yourself and tell your partner what's up. OR say, "Honey, I'd love for you to take me out to dinner tonight, will you find a place and make a reservation? Something French would be amazing. Just tell me when and where to meet you." If this would totally scare your partner, give three options, and tell your partner to pick one. If you're single, call up a friend or ask out that guy you've had a crush on. Why the hell not?
Saturday Morning, Rejuvenation: Get up by 9am, go for a walk by yourself, make a simple breakfast and read your favorite blogs. Maybe even go to yoga... no pressure though. And ask your partner for a massage.
Saturday Afternoon, Learn: Bring a book to a café and read for a few hours. Or go to a museum, a lecture, a guided tour, a documentary, write a letter to your unborn child, anything that makes your brain think and has nothing to do with your career. I think it's powerful to spend Saturday afternoons alone, even if your partner is wanting to spend time with you. Tell him to go watch college football, he'll think you're the coolest woman ever.
Saturday Night, Let Loose: Plan out at least two hours to get ready (see below). Then get a group together, couples or girlfriends. Plan something where you can wear a sexy dress and sip a cosmo. Then go dancing. Either at a club or back home with your honey.
Sunday Morning, Rejuvenate: Sleep in, as late as you want. No guilt allowed. When you wake up take a bubble bath or a long hot shower.
Sunday Afternoon, Let Loose: Sunday afternoons have the potential to be depressing with work approaching in less than 24 hours. Make sure Sundays are filled with adventure. Enjoy a European lunch (lunch with wine) explore a new neighborhood, take an impromptu trip to wine country, see a movie, get your nails done or go water skiing.
Sunday Evening, Connect: Stop by the grocery store, pick up basics for the week and ingredients for an easy dinner. Try grilled salmon, kale salad and brown rice cooked with white wine, garlic and butter. Super easy and super delish. Set your table, enjoy your meal without TV and whisper sweet nothings to your partner.
Step 2: Stir things up.
If you're not happy with your body or your life, try doing things differently, even if it seems unrelated to weight loss.
* Wear heels to brunch and flats to dinner
* Throw on red lipstick when you go to the grocery store
* Have sex in the middle of the day
* Work out on the weekend
* Change up your hairstyle
* Paint your nails a bold color
* Make new friends
* Drink tea instead of coffee or order pasta instead of a salad
Living against the grain is a wonderful adventure. When you have adventure in your life, diving into a pint of ice cream seems less exciting.
Step 3: Look Fabulous
Just try for one weekend wearing one beautiful outfit after another, including what you wear to bed and around the house. I know you hate drawing attention to your body, but emphasize your curves instead of hiding your fabulous ass for 48 hours isn't going to kill you. If you don't have anything to wear, go shopping.
Step 4: Eat Dessert.
Both nights baby, order that chocolate cake or crème brulee. I give you full permission, so no guilt allowed. Really savor every bite, eat it slow and make orgasm noises while you're eating (trust me, it makes it so much better).
Step 5: Flirt.
Flirting is a precious art, it's important for you to know that you can flirt without leading men on. It's about owning your beauty and sexuality and knowing that the barista, guy at the table next to yours, or the runner you're about to pass is damn lucky to be within three feet of you. Smile, keep eye contact and see how it makes you feel. It'll make your entire weekend feel exciting.
Step 6: Love more.
It's time to get real with your lover, your girlfriends, your parents, your grandparents.
Tell at least one person why you love them, how they've shaped you, your favorite memory with them. Spread the love. It's amazing how you stop caring about your love-handles when you have a better handle on love.
Feeling sexy and refreshed- truly embodying ease comes from partnering with your body. Click here to continue feeling sexy with my free online workshop to help you get out of Body Jail. A non-diet approach to Live More, Weigh Less and Feel Amazing In Your Body NOW.
Here's to your Fun, Sexy, Refreshing Weekend.
I can't wait to hear all about your plans in the comments below.