So I made a bad choice at lunch, maybe had too many calories? Tough luck, kid, but don't think it has "ruined" your day. Take a walk or do some jumping jacks and make a better choice the next meal. You can't punish yourself forever. Accept it and do better next time.
If you treat your new lifestyle like a prison sentence, it will start to feel like one very quickly. You will be miserable and you will fight yourself every step of the way. You might fail sometimes, but that doesn't make YOU a failure.
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Tracking everything I put in my mouth and reading labels. I don't know how many times I've picked up a candy bar, read the label and decided it just wasn't worth it. I do know if I truly want that candy bar, I have to make adjustments to what I eat for the rest of the day. It's nice to know nothing is off limits.
If I've 'fallen off track,' I sometimes need to 'ease' back on. I find it too hard to dive in head first. I might start back onto Spark, then track food, and then get back to workouts. We're all different but it works for me. Remember, too, it's not all or nothing. We all slip; the important thing is to get back up!!
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