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Slip-ups are inevitable. What is the best way to get on track when things do not go according to plan?

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Getting back on track.

I love to work out. It makes my body and mind feel better. But, when I was in a horrible car crash, I was not able to work out. I was just able to do physical therapy moves to prevent me from going into rigor mortis (muscle stiffness). Now, I'm starting to feel much better. So, for Christmas, my...

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3 to 21 days cycle

My secret to success is when I fall out of sync with diet and exercise, is the three to twenty one day rule. If I can get past day three of consecutive workouts in any form (cardio, weightlifting, sweatin to the oldies on VHS, whatever) then it all becomes routine. I'm off and running again loaded ...

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So you've gained over Christmas!

I don't think many people stay the same weight over the holiday season but don't do your system the dishonour of a poor diet lacking in nutrients afterwards by eating too little in order to lose the gain quickly. Sudden weight loss is likely to yo-yo back up again!
Discard any treats...

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Liar Lair...Get Going Again

Lying to yourself is toxic. Today is better than tomorrow. I find it helpful to make a routine that is realistic. I make a schedule on Sunday for my next week of fitness, it helps me stay on track. Without my secret schedule weapon I don't stay motivated and end up falling off the wagon. Don't lie t...

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After the Holidays

I don't make New Years Resolutions, but l do like the idea of a fresh start. It's easy to get off track during the Holidays but I don't like to think of it as starting over. I do like to recommit though. Here are some suggestions to get you right back on track.

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Create a Distraction Jar.

This is an idea that I came up with was some patients to help him quit smoking. As time went on I found this to be useful in many situations. Whether you want to quit smoking or avoid unnecessary eating this can help plus benefit your life in other ways. Instead of reaching for cigarette or food yo...

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Plan, Plan, Plan

I have found the adage "failure to plan is planning to fail" to be true. Before I started my weight loss endeavor I took the time to write out what I would do in certain situations such as holiday family gatherings, meals out, or an evening at a friend's with food. That allowed me to mentally be pre...

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Sometimes it is a simple as just keep going

I have a history of being very hard on myself and being very critical of my weight my looks and my performance in just about anything you can think of. I grew up in a household where being pretty and feminine and very "female" or girly was valued very highly. So when a blocky, slightly clumsy, tom...

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Just do it...

A lot of us get off track during the Holidays. Read this in Cosmopolitan and found it really helpful.

1. Don't beat yourself up. You can't take back the debauchery that happened at last night's dessert table. (And truthfully, you wouldn't want to — it was amazing!) Treat the day after as jus...

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Facing the Scales

The one thing that gets me back on track most successfully is facing the scales and doing it every day!

I read motivational quotes, start each day tracking, drink water. etc. but if I don't weigh everyday--I slide.

I am in maintenance mode which allows a little lee way but that can gro...

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