I have been a bad, bad girl.
Not only does that mean that my weight loss is not where it should be, but since I am a diabetic, my blood sugar has been out of whack and has been making me feel crappy.
I have been stressed out, and when I get stressed I eat junk. Of course I also eat badly when I am mad, or sad, or bored, or happy.
The good news is that I haven’t gained weight. I haven’t lost as much as I should have, but I have still lost.
I am READY to get back on track this week!
12 Ways to Get Your Weight Loss Back on Track
- Don’t be too hard on yourself. If you make a mistake or slip up, forget it and concentrate on what your next positive step is! It’s not about how many times you fall but rather how quickly you get back up!
- Understand why you went off track in the first place. Did you overeat because you felt upset, tired or frustrated? Was it the holidays, a party, or a vacation? Understand why you are not sticking to your plan and find other solutions and treats that do not involve food.
- Recognize your excuses. We all have them and it’s important to know an excuse when you hear one. I’m too busy! I’m too tired! I don’t have enough time! It’s too expensive! Remember if you don’t have enough time to be healthy you better find the time to be sick. Recognise an excuse and find your solution and get on with it! Make lists if it helps.
- Know your weaknesses. This allows you to be prepared for future fall downs, knowing what your weaknesses are can empower you to be prepared for those times ahead. If you are likely to snack in the car have the right snacks available. Be prepared!
- Remind yourself what you want. It is important to remind yourself what you want to see for yourself, visualise yourself successful and see this daily to help motivate yourself. Keeping pictures or affirmations in important spots such as on the fridge, on the bedroom or bathroom mirror can be helpful reminders.
- Get back to basics. If you have already lost some weight, then it can be easy to feel a little complacent. Start tracking again, count your daily glasses of water, go for a walk (even if you don’t do any other workouts), just start again.
- Do what worked for you in the beginning. This has been a key one for me as I feel that I slipped away from what helped me lose weight in the first place, and that was carb counting. That might not work for everyone, but keeping track of my carbs really helped me with my snacking, which is mostly where I go wrong.
- Set yourself short term goals. One bite, sip and a day at a time. This can help you achieve your long-term goals with small steps. Drink more water, then once you have achieved this move onto getting more steps in daily, and so on.
- Remind yourself of how you feel when you are not on track. When I am eating junk and skipping my workouts, I feel like crap. If I am struggling to get back in to a routine, then remind yourself of that feeling and that you don’t want to feel like that any more.
- Plan, Prepare, Schedule. The saying goes, fail to plan and you plan to fail. Plan out a realistic workout schedule and stick to it. Schedule in workouts like you would a meeting and don’t back out of it. Plan your meals for the week and do an hour or two of food preparation on a Sunday and you will save yourself a lot of time.
- Get some support. Let your friends and family know that you are back to being healthy and that you would appreciate their support. Chances are you will know someone that is wanting to get healthy too, so support each other, go for walks together and motivate each other.
- Be positive. Positivity goes a long way and that includes not being negative to the way your body currently looks. You may want to change the way your body looks, but constantly saying negative things about yourself is not going to help. You can still love your body as it is at the time and work on changing it to make it healthier.
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I have made myself a plan!
- I have scheduled in workouts on my calendar
- I cleaned out my gym bag
- I am laying out my workout clothes at night
- I have planned our healthy weekly meals
- I bought healthy, low carb food
- I made sure I had KetoStix
- I charged my FitBit Charge HR for the week.
- I am going to track my meals in My Fitness Pal.
- My water jug is filled up every night
- I made an Instagram Photo-A-Day Challenge for this month