When I don't have a "perfect" day by eating something I shouldn't or skipping my workout, I just try to get back on a roll the following day. I am also trying to get back into the frame of mind I was in last year! Once the heat came it was very difficult to get outside at lunch. I'm back into it now, though, thanks to the Kinect to Fitness and Health team and the Biggest Loser contest.
Another spark member wrote this on my page just today and I thought it was perfectly said....
"Whenever you make a mistake or get knocked down by life, don't look back at it too long. Mistakes are life's way of teaching you. Your capacity for occasional blunders is inseparable from your capacity to reach your goals. No one wins them all, and your failures, when they happen, are just part of your growth. Shake off your blunders. How will you know your limits without an occasional failure? Never quit. Your turn will come." -Og Mandino
Thanks Pixie-Licious for sharing this
If You're tired or starting over stop giving up
Tema - Matteson IL
"Tenacity is the quality displayed by someone who just won't quit -- who keeps trying until they reach their goal. Anything really worth doing takes persistence, perseverance, and stubborn determination! I AM a Tenacious Jungle Tiger and these are my survival skills!!"
not planning ahead! That's probably my biggest mistake, and it generally leads me to eat not healthy food because it's quick and easy (and cheap).
Also, "treating" myself to unhealthy food too often (typically something sweet, or something fried, heaven help me when the two meet...). Sure, I deserve yummy food - but I don't deserve to make myself 40 pounds overweight for it. Moderation.
My plan? to pick up after a mistake and get back on track without beating myself up too much. In reality? I tend to follow one mistake with more ("well, I already blew my diet today, so I'll just go ahead and eat this bowl of ice cream to make me feel better.").
I'm going back through the Spark book and trying to get myself to where I was last year, mentally.
Right off, SparkGuy talks about allowing room for mistakes in order for us to try new things. As part of living and moving to a healthier lifestyle (and not just a 'diet') we will probably need to do new things to change. I'm sure, along with myself, that there are mistakes along the way.
What mistakes, if you will, have you incountered along the way? How have you prepared for them and what do you do when they come up?
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