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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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Be accountable to someone other than yourself.

I've slipped up in the past, but I talk to my sister each day about if I did/did not eat right and exercise.

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Today Isn't Over Yet!

Whenever I start beating myself up for having a bad day, I remind myself: "Today isn't over yet!" Then I try to do something to get back on track for that day - a healthy snack, a nap, a couple sets of crunches, or even just a glass of water. Don't wait to get back on track tomorrow, do something no...

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Don't Slash Your Tires

Whenever I have an off track day and just feel like throwing in the towel on the entire day, I think of this analogy:

If you get a flat tire, are you going to pull off and slash the other 3 tires? No...you fix the flat and get back on the road!

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Bad Days Are Normal. Dont let them stop you.

Not every workout is going to be better than the next day. Dont let it stop you from the goal.

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Staying Active

Staying active in person is easier if you stay active on SparkPeople as well. You'll see exactly where you are doing what you should and what areas you need to pay attention to!

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Looking at your self

Look at your self and tell your self everyday I need to look at my self and do something to make my self look better. I can watch what I eat better.

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Don't Give Up

Don't give up when you fall off track and be honest, really honest about portion control. I am learning this and learning that the only way to lose weight is to keep on trying and never go back to the old way of eating unhealthy and not exercising.

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The Silver Lining

Realize that each time you have a setback, there is a silver lining. I learn from my setbacks so that I don't repeat mistakes that make me tumble from my health journey.

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dont wait...

if you go off plan for lunch, leave it at lunch and start right back!! too many times we say..well i blew that meal i may as well blow the whole day, then it becomes till monday, then may 1st, and before you know it you are totally off track!!!
one off meal will NOT derail you.

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Forgive the slipups

A friend once told me that Oprah said forgiveness is about recognizing you cannot change the past. When I slip, I am first honest with my self (trying to figure out why it happened is important), then I forgive myself, understanding today is another day!

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