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If I eat something not on my meal plan, I just adjust what I am going to eat later and not see it as a failure. We all have hurdles to jump you only fail when you don't try. Don't forget that getiing healthy is worth the effort it takes.
I remind myself of my goals about 4 times a day: When I get up in morning, around mid day, before my kids get home from school, and at bed time. That way, I can deal with the unexpected things happening during the day and still remain positive and stick with my goals.
When i feel "down in the dumps" I hop onto the treadmill for just "five" or "ten" minutes. A little cardio boost helps endorphins to pump...sometimes I then end up doing more. It usually helps me to feel less stressed and also proud that I got in some cardio despite not feeilng motivated. Instant mood booster!
When you start to get stressed, find a way to laugh. You can watch something on tv you know will make laugh, read a book or comic strip you enjoy or tune into a comedy station on Pandora. It gives you a break from thinking about whatever is triggering the stress and you might even be able to find humor in the situation when you come back to it!
Sometimes, you’re tired after work. Or you want to hang out with your buddies instead of team practice. All athletes—from the weekend soccer player to the pro baller—need motivation to remain engaged when it comes to training, practice and a full season of competition. Try these tips to keep yourself in the right frame of mind.
When you smile during a conversation your voice naturally lifts. So you sound happier, and look happier. The person you are interacting with will react in a positive way. This will make your interaction easier and leave you with a feeling of accomplishment
When I'm feeling deprived of something, I like to make myself feel better by giving myself LOTS of something good for me. Either a good long bath, a big pile of raw fruit or veggies, a long walk -- something health-promoting, but also abundant and joyful.