Slip-ups are inevitable. What is the best way to get on track when things do not go according to plan?
Find someone who will hold you accountable on your healthy lifestyles journey. This person needs to be someone who can call you on the carpet when necessary in a way that is supportive and caring.
Set your goal, and then write the steps to meet it. Make sure to include short-term goals and reasonable periods for managing your plan--every two weeks, a week, or even 2 - 3 days. Review and see what was good and continue with it. And...forgive your breaking down and doing something unhealthy.
i've been saying i'm going to workout forever...the hardest part for me is actually getting to the gym or doing it. My encouragement is just get up and do it...even if it's 5 minutes/day ... you'll be proud of yourself and motivation from within is the strongest kind out there.
Well what I mean is it's not a wagon that you fall on or off of. You are journeying step by step. No need to wait til the wagon comes around to your stop again to get back on. There is no wagon. Just be honest with yourself, log everything you ate and keep walking on your journey
I find when I give up on my diet or exercise, it is because something else is bothering me emotionally, and getting me down.
I need to look at what is getting me down so that I can take that weight off my shoulder and move on. It is hard to run a marathon with a bunch of bricks on your shoulde...
There are a lot of people that say "Don't let the stress in your life derail you" - but the truth is - sometimes it just does.
When this happens - you can either let it keep you down - or you can pick yourself up - dust yourself off - and come back stronger than ever. What are you going to do?
I have found that the "Food Demon" will tell you to 'Start again, tomorrow' when you stumble. So, why wait until another day? Why not climb right back on the wagon at your next meal, & ride to your next success story? Little successes will add up to big ones and consistency is the root of success!
Have serious back surgery and wear a very TIGHT brace that surrounds you front and back for 23 hours a day. You won't be able to eat half of a normal meal. :-( Not my choice for a great secret, but it's working!
I have been making sure I have a "free food" along with my meal at such occasions so that I can linger while others might be dessert-ing. Meanwhile, I am sipping herbal tea or seltzer water, having a 1/2 grapefruit, etc. So far, so good!
Write down EVERYTHING, even when it's "BAD NEWS." It helps you keep tabs on what you're doing, see trends and sometimes see that you weren't as bad as you thought you were. It keeps you accountable and may even prevent you from going way, way overboard.