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Getting Back On Track Secrets

Slip-ups are inevitable. What is the best way to get on track when things do not go according to plan?

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Don't Wait for Tomorrow: Start Today

When you put off diet change, exercise, etc till tomorrow you will find that tomorrow never comes. You forget, find an excuse, or just loose motivation. Start today; even if it's drinking an extra glass of water of going for a short walk after a meal; you'll thank yourself tomorrow.

- Submitted by EVILDUCKS 3/31/2014 in Getting Back On Track | 0 Comments

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Never Give Up

If I get off track, I do not berate myself. As soon as I can, I get back on track. Broken ankle - gained weight, choice is to give up - NO! Start again. Losing family members to cancer...do not give in....keep going....give myself as much grace as I would give a friend ..start again. I am not a quitter emoticon

- Submitted by DEWAND1 3/3/2014 in Getting Back On Track | 0 Comments

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Don't beat yourself up

I take a warm shower + drink lots of water + journal about the experience. The next day I eat normally and continue to hydrate.

- Submitted by GOGIRL_93 2/27/2014 in Getting Back On Track | 0 Comments

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Get back up!

Everyone will fall. It is important to forgive yourself, and get back to moving forward ASAP!
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- Submitted by JSTETSER 2/18/2014 in Getting Back On Track | 0 Comments

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go to bed on

don`t eat 3hrs before going to bed ,drink plenty of water

- Submitted by MOLLY3341 2/17/2014 in Getting Back On Track | 0 Comments

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Keep Moving Forward

I don't allow myself to dwell on the past, instead I remain positive by working out, eating right and moving forward. emoticon

- Submitted by LISASGONNADOIT 2/11/2014 in Getting Back On Track | 0 Comments

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Keep going never say I am starting over

“The key to succeeding at anything in life is to focus on the small victories.” ~ Mark Black ~ just pick your self up and go forward why waste time going back look how far you came before you slipped. when hiking a hiker doesn't turn around and go back to when he started the hike. emoticon emoticon emoticon

- Submitted by SPARKFRAN514 2/9/2014 in Getting Back On Track | 1 Comment

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Slowly move forward, never move backward

Do you feel overwhelmed by the challenges ahead for getting fit and healthy? The secret is to start with the tiniest improvement and then slowly, steadily add to it, never moving backwards. For example, the first day do just one sit up. Day two add another. Every day add one, never subtract! - and soon you'll be doing a full routine. Same with food: Day one: Eat half a bagel, instead of a full bagel. The next day, eat a quarter bagel, day three, no bagel. Slow and steady wins the race! emoticon

- Submitted by AUNTIEGRIZZELDA 1/22/2014 in Getting Back On Track | 1 Comment

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THINK as working through the SparkDiet's Stages!

Many people join SP and dive into teams before digging into what makes this site so fantastic: it's many resources! WORKing through the SparkDiet's stages sets the pace for lasting change...IF we truly read everything. Give extra attention when you find yourself saying, "Oh I know THAT".

Read the articles, do the 'activities', ...
...and explore this huge site;
its substance will nourish you!

- Submitted by SAM60SUMTHINK 1/7/2014 in Getting Back On Track | 1 Comment

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Just do it!

Don't plan to start next Monday, or the first of the year. JUST DO IT!!! I planned to start my fitness/wellness journey so many times and experienced setbacks. Plan your meals for the next day and stay on track.
Made some bad choices on last night's meal? Don't discourage but encourage yourself! Recognize the behavior and change it.

- Submitted by LOVINTHESPARK 1/4/2014 in Getting Back On Track | 0 Comments
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