Slip-ups are inevitable. What is the best way to get on track when things do not go according to plan?
I read somewhere that it is best to take weight loss one day at a time. Wake up, and make it your goal just to get through the day. Exercise, stay in calorie range, drink water..ust for today. Then, when you succeed, get up the next day and just get through that day too. Soon, it will be a week!
When I get off track, I stop and review all the reasons why changing my lifestyle is important to me. I re-focus and and re-commit myself to the goal. This is a marathon, not a sprint!
If I slip, I say so...and treat it as a step back and a chance to step forward again, twice. This way, I as quick as possible shut down the "shame attack" in my heard and turn on the "willingness glow" in me that I must remember each day.
I know when I log on I commit to doing it. Then if for some reason I can't, I go ahead and do my exercises the next day but I don't log it to make up for the logging on I couldn't do the day before. The minutes are the same and I don't cheat myself out of exercises.
I have used the excuse of pain from neuropathy and low back to keep me from going back to exercising.
I chose this week to plug ahead despite pain.
Secret: It is easier to excuse ourselves away than doing what we can in small doses.
I am in control of what I do next no matter what the "slip up" may have been.
In order to reach our goals, with me must first be truly honest with ourselves. This means owning up to how much we really eat, how little we exercise and whatever else we do to sabotage ourselves.
When I get off track it's because I go to the store and buy my lunch. I find that if I keep my cards and cash home, it forces me to bring my lunch and stay away from the store and the food I love buying!
It's okay to start fresh when you're having trouble staying consistent. Sometimes evaluating what isn't working is the next step for continued (or new!) success.
When I get a craving for junk food, I head for a toothbrush. Brushing my teeth makes me feel "clean" and I don't want to mess up the way my teeth feel. Plus it leaves an aftertaste of mint (or cinnamon, etc).