Slip-ups are inevitable. What is the best way to get on track when things do not go according to plan?
We all need to really rest from time to time. Sometimes I rest my program. It's different than giving up or throwing it away. I'm just taking care of myself so as not to get upset and quit something I really want to do. So rest a while and then come on back.
Try to empty your head.
Refill your batteries and start fresh.
Disconnecting for a moment helps to make you aware of what you really have to do.
Change the way you look at things and the things you look at will change.
My friend sent me this quote- and it is now what I live by.
Change is hard but necessary. In order to get the results that we are looking for we have to do something different.
This idea might not work for everyone, but if you're not too hung up on being spontaneous, it might help you: I went onto SP and checked out the menu in advance (using an online menu) and entered what I kinda knew I was going to eat. I actually got to eat stuff and enjoy it - it worked fairly well.
Having lovely supporting people ... who encourage you even when things are down and bad.
Plan out and journal your food a day ahead of time. That way throughout the day you know where you stand in your calorie count. If you want to make substitutions or additions along the way you will know where you stand before getting to dinner and realizing you went over!
When I start losing focus, I can look at the Reports to see if I really have been consistently working towards my goal. Do I need to up the cardio, cut a few more calories or see if certain days of the week (like weekends) have been trouble spots? It's all there for you!
Sometimes, it isn't as easy to get back on track but its worth it.
In the past, if I slipped up, I would say 'screw it' and just keep eating bad for the rest of the day. It would turn into the next day, then the next week. Now, I don't wait until the next day, I start with the next snack or meal. I feel good about, and the little slip up is a lesson learned.