I hope all of your are doing well. What a wonderful Friday this is. It's sunny where I am (but chilly). Things always seem that much more wonderful when the sun is shining.
So, I wanted to post a topic related to staying the course after falling off of the proverbial wagon. No matter how dedicated, committed and hardworking we are about the maintenance journey, every now and then we'll all come against "slacker" days...or worse yet "slacker" weeks!
Recently, I took about 5 days off from working out. I was on vacation and didn't bother to workout ANY of the days I was off. I also wasn't as diligent about my eating habits. While I continued to track what I ate most days (so I could see how bad the damage was), I was a naughty, NAUGHTY girl. I averaged an extra 380 calories per day during that five day period.
After my vacation was over and I got back to my scale, I saw that the numbers spiked by almost 4 pounds, which put me at the top of my 5-pound maintenance range.. As it turns out, most of this was bloating (4 pounds of it) but it gave me the kick in the butt I needed to get back on track. So, today, after five straight days of behaving, I'm back to comfortable weight.
My question for you wonderful members is: "What do you do to make sure you get back on track after you fall off the wagon?"
I'd love to hear from you guys! (It's been eerily quiet here.)
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