Slip-ups are inevitable. What is the best way to get on track when things do not go according to plan?
THE FIRST THING WE HAVE TO DO IS FOREGIVE OURSELVES AND START EACH DAY A NEW KNOW THIS WE WILL HAVE SETBACKS IN LIFE AND WE LEARN MOST FROM OUR SETBACKS SO LEARN AND MOVE ON AND RUN THIS RACE AND SEE YOU ALL AT THE FINISH LINE
When I have a day or two of bad eating is to think about how good I feel when I eat healthy, and how bad I feel when i don't. It helps me get back on track. I also keep my thoughts positive. When you mess up you have a tendency to say, "what's the use now?" But that kind of thinking doesn't help.
Pretty much everyone slips up now and again. A good friend gave me the most valuable piece of advice about a year ago: getting back on track is just one meal away. Now, when I get off track, I go to that phrase (rather to the freezer for ice cream) and get right back at it.
Or maybe it's two, but it doesn't have to be the end of everything. If you were driving and took a wrong turn, you wouldn't abandon your car, right? So why abandon your healthy lifestyle if you slip up and have a piece of pie?
I don't deprive myself of anything. I have learned that if I do, when I eat it I over eat. So when I eat something that's high in calories I ask myself if I feel it's worth it. Sometime it's not but sometimes it is worth it. If I do eat it I always put in an extra workout for at least 20-30 minutes.
keeping track of my exercise and food helps me keep on track
Before I leave in the morning I put my gym bag in my car that way when I get off of work I can go straight there. If you dont put it in the car you won't go.
Tracking my calories has been my lifesaver. When I get lax, my mind seems to think...ok....it's not all that important...then I slip back into old habits. And my treat... planning for enough calories left over to have my 2 dark chocolate dove squares every evening. Makes my day!!
When I fall off my diet, I ask God for strength to help me get back on track. He always helps!