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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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Never look back

Never dwell on past failures. We should learn from them, but we must always look ahead and try to do better tomorrow. Time only moves forward, as should we.

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Focus

Every misstep is a learning tool to bring you closer to your goal!

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Just Grit your teeth and do it!

When I fall off track, I just have to grit my teeth and get back on track! It's no fun, but as Spark People know, one little movement in the right direction is a start!

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Not a Race, but a Journey

This not a race but a journey, our path is narrow. If we fall down we brush ourselves off and get back on our path and keep on going. Your can do it.

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You Can't Fix It All At Once

As I work towards getting better in all areas of my life, I am one of those people who wants to do it all at once. However, I have learned that I have to build these habits a piece at a time if they are going to be lifelong habits rather than a quick fix.

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A New Day

Always remember: Every day is a new day with no mistakes in it.

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Be Positive

If you constantly put yourself down with negative self talk, you will start believing it and the cycle never ends. Try saying to yourself "I am beautiful, I am extraordinary and there is no one like me in the world" and erase the old tape in your brain.

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Tell yourself "I CAN"

You can do anything if you have faith! Believe it!

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Affirm That It Is a Journey

I've finally realized that I'm on a journey - and I keep telling myself that. Life is all around: parties, dinners out. Getting off track is part of life's journey; I've accepted it. By affirming that to myself I'm better able to cope when I go a little off and I don't beat myself up.

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Preparing for the battle

Prepare for the battle the night before! Make your plans: Starting early with lots of water, what kinds of things you will eat the next day, and even more important, what you will eat in SMALL PORTIONS when you get too hungry. You can do it!

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