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25 Ways You Could Get Back on Track Today

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  • My main reason for getting off track is because of the winter doldrums. It's dark, cloudy and cold just about every day. It saps all the energy out of me. There's only so much "daylight" to get things done and making time for exercise is not one of them.

    Of this list of ways to get "back on track", I could do the following:
    Try a short 5-10 minute workout using the SP video and workout generator
    Take a walk, no matter how long or how far
    Make a playlist of inspirational songs and listen to it when I need the encouragement
    Eat more fruits and veggies
    Drink more water
    Be mindful of my meal and snack portions
    Learn something new.

    I could also:
    Compile inspirational quotes and passages and read them when I need the encouragement
    Do something different.
    Read. Watch a funny show. Laugh.
    Declutter an area that needs it - 1/19/2017 9:03:22 AM
  • Each day is a NEW day. Just like you can choose to be happy, you can choose what you will do to be healthy. These are good suggestions but the choice is yours. Make it early. And remember "Not to decide is to decide." Harvey Cox - 12/20/2016 11:13:35 AM
  • Everything you said is true about me. but I will rise out of this self hatred.
    Linda719 - 10/21/2016 12:21:13 PM
  • This article is terrific. Just printed it out and will put these suggestions where I can see them every day. Thanks SparkPeople! - 10/12/2016 5:42:25 AM
  • This article is exactly what I needed! Last year I went down from 156 to 134 lbs , but in recent times my weight is constantly fluctuating around 144 lbs. I feel I have lost something of what I have conquered and I was looking for some easy tip to find my motivation back. Thanks SP! - 10/3/2016 11:27:25 AM
  • Some great ideas!! Have never done a collage - but think i will. Not sure with what or how - but am going to.

    And, already have set a goal of a certain number of steps each day. Having a hard time with it tho, because of a bad leg. Seems to hurt more when I walk more. But perhaps in time........... - 9/21/2016 5:03:34 PM
  • This could not have come at a better time. After a bad week I got up this morning determined to start again and needed this motivation. Thanks Spark People again. - 9/5/2016 6:00:54 AM
  • Someone once said to me "if you stumble at the top of the steps, you don't just throw yourself the rest of the way down. You grab the rail and steady yourself and continue walking down the steps." As you can tell, it has stuck with me! - 8/10/2016 10:31:53 AM
  • This is a really helpful article - I read lots of articles on Sparkpeople, and this one had more practical, helpful tips than most. Thanks so much! - 3/1/2016 9:01:53 AM
  • This is a great article, esp the links to various suggestions. I need to figure out how to save articles for future reference! Thanks! - 2/1/2016 4:02:24 PM
  • Got to keep pushing toward success. - 1/26/2016 3:40:47 PM
  • I'm back to tracking at least part of the time. I seem to make it through breakfast and lunch and the first range of motion exercises of the day. Sometimes I run out of time getting the rest of my tracking done before bedtime. but I'm Sparking! - 1/23/2016 11:51:22 AM
    "Even five minutes is better than nothing." Thanks for that reminder, Nicole!! - 1/23/2016 9:40:17 AM
  • I've kept my nutrition on track but need to work on activity. Hitting the gym today. - 1/22/2016 9:23:52 AM
  • Great article. It gave wonderful pointers on how to stay on track.

    - 1/22/2016 8:50:23 AM

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