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If I get off track, I do not berate myself. As soon as I can, I get back on track. Broken ankle - gained weight, choice is to give up - NO! Start again. Losing family members to cancer...do not give in....keep going....give myself as much grace as I would give a friend ..start again. I am not a quitter
Don't plan to start next Monday, or the first of the year. JUST DO IT!!! I planned to start my fitness/wellness journey so many times and experienced setbacks. Plan your meals for the next day and stay on track.
No more January focus on "I can't....." (fill in the deprivation).
I had gotten into a bad habit of snacking a lot in the evening while watching TV. I am using a tip from SparkPeople to stop. After dinner, I must stop at 9 PM and brush my teeth. I am not allowing myself anything else but water after that time. I find I am happy with a chosen snack or 2 but "close" the kitchen by 9! I don't want to have to brush again before bedtime. It seems to be working.
I remind myself "What I REALLY want matters more than what I want right NOW."
I use Sundays as ways to tweak my progress. I re-set goals in the teams I am a member of; get out of teams I feel are not working for me anymore; join teams I feel are more directly connected to my needs at that time; and so on.
Every morning when I wake up I say to myself today I'm going to stick to my diet only for one day!!! I can do anything for one day!!! I don't think about how much I have to lose I just say one day at a time. And guess what all those one days add up and BOOM your at your goal!!!
I don't mentally beat myself up for getting off track. It's in the past (whether it was last week or 5 minutes ago) and there's nothing that I can do about it now. I know that I can just focus on the here and now and try to make better decisions that will help me meet my goals.
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