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Have You Stumbled On Your Healthy Living Plan?

5 Tips For Getting Back On Track.

"It's a slow process, but quitting won't speed it up."

Don't think you are the only one who struggles to stay the course of your goal of living a healthy lifestyle. We all have that day, week, or month when things seem to work against us. Maybe it's the weather, your job, or the sick kids. Sometimes we are just too lazy. One thing after another seems to derail your good intentions of living that healthy lifestyle you want so badly.

It's not unusual for us to lose our motivation. It doesn't matter if it's adding exercise to your day or maintaining your promise to keep your closet neat and organized. Stuff happens. We stumble and have to fight our way back.

All does not have to be lost just because of a day or two off track. Don't be too hard on yourself. No one is perfect. Give yourself a pep talk and return to working on that healthy lifestyle. Pick up where you left off, whether it has been one day, one week, or even one month. Get yourself back on track.

1. We didn't make sure we had a meal plan and neglected to do the shopping.

Solution-Make a meal plan for the whole week. Take that plan to the grocery store and get everything you need. Then prepare as many of the meals ahead of time that you can. And don't forget to get some healthy snacks like fruit and nuts.

2. We skip meals. Skipping meals most often leads to grabbing whatever is handy and overeating.

Solution-So eat small meals or snacks throughout the day. Nuts, fruit, and yogurt will help you avoid overeating. A set time for your meals and snacks can be helpful also.

3. Don't try to make too many changes all at once. Too many changes at once never seem to work. It can be overwhelming and, in the long run, will not only overwhelm you but also derail you.

Solution: Start eating a healthy breakfast, then add a morning walk next week. Gradually add the changes you want to make. Small steps will lead you to that healthy life you desire.

4. Don't set your goals too high. If you have not been exercising, a dream of suddenly walking 10k steps will be hard to achieve.

Solution- Work up to it. Set your first goal for 3k, then 5k, and so on. You will eventually reach that 10k goal. Celebrate each goal as you make it. And then work up to all of your other goals.

5. You are not tracking what you eat and when you exercise.

Solution-Log all your exercise and meals. Looking back on it will give you a sense of accomplishment. And you can easily see where you went wrong at times.

Things To Remember

Consistency over perfection. No one is perfect or should even try to achieve perfection. Instead, aim for consistency.

Don't beat yourself up over a missed workout or a bowl of ice cream. Feel free to enjoy it and move on. Some people take a day off their exercise. Sort of a day to rest. And some people enjoy a cheat day regarding what they eat within moderation, of course. Whatever works for you.

Remind yourself why you want to live a healthy lifestyle. Concentrate on what your big goals are.

Find a lifestyle buddy—someone with similar goals. You can motivate each other and also hold each other accountable.

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The bottom line-Don't give up. You deserve to live a healthy life, and it's all up to you.

"Your health account, your bank account, they're the same thing. The more you put in, the more you can take out."

– Jack LaLanne


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