If I overeat, skip a workout I had no reason to, or otherwise screw up, I'm tempted to wallow and continue down the spiral. Instead, I get on the treadmill and run. I do a work out DVD. The workout lifts me out of the negative thought pattern and I know I'm starting to make up for whatever mistakes I made.
Be healthy. Don't overexercise or starve yourself to atone for mistakes.
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If you have older kids explain to them about one of the goals in your new healthy lifestyle is to get exercising. Give them a job of getting your moving. Tell them you will give any idea they come up with a try as long as they are doing it with you.
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