Friday, June 26, 2009
Suffered a setback? Here's how to get back on the wagon
I get a daily e-mail from Jillian Michaels' site, and today's message hit home. I've been not doing my part the way I could be (exercise, food), and I've been feeling the guilt. Even though we all know this is NOT A DIET, there are still things we can and must do to help the process along. This really spoke to me, and maybe it can help somebody else out there:
It happens — you miss a few workouts and you feel like you've fallen off the weight-loss wagon. It's tempting to mentally slap yourself around, right? (Or head for the fridge.) Before you start, I want to remind you of something: Being hard on yourself is the Old You.
The New You knows how to deal with setbacks and get back on the wagon. And after all, there are no mistakes, just learning experiences. Weight loss is a process — it takes time. You will encounter small failures — everyone does — but every pound you gain can be lost.
And if you miss a workout, it's not the end of the world! Get to the gym the next day and continue to focus on your short-term goals. Just because you made bad choices today doesn't mean you can't start over tomorrow. New day? New beginning. And don't you forget it!
Posted by Beth at 3:20 PM