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Getting Back on the Wagon

Monday, October 06, 2008


Getting Back on the Wagon

It happens — you miss a few workouts and you feel like your weight-loss plan is totally derailed. It's tempting to mentally slap yourself around, right? Before you start, I want you to remind yourself 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.

I know that I beat myself up all the time..So this makes me look at things differently... I hope you guys do too.

Have a Great Day!!
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"It's easy to say you're too tired, too stressed, too busy, too this or too that. Too bad. The only way you'll strip away the fat is to start by stripping away the excuses." -- Dr. Oz & Dr. Roizen- "You on A Diet"

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  • STEPHSWORLD
    IT's hard to get back on once you fall off. But I have to do it.

    I was so ready! mama bought the whole family a year membership to the gym. then I hurt my back at work.

    Last week was out, this week is out. And part of next. But God has plans for me and he will let me know what they are. Maybe it's just for me to rest, so when it's time, I will have the strength and energy I need.

    Anyways....CONGRATS!!!



    Stephanie
    4622 days ago
  • ZIRCADIA
    You are 100% right. It's just THAT easy to start a good streak again. Thinking about it and moaning at yourself gets you nowhere.
    4630 days ago
  • LOKEFORREST
    Great advice Camille...something I really needed today as we start the new challenge.
    4631 days ago
  • JFROGDIVA
    Camille ~ Great blog!!!! Oh, SO TRUE!!!! THANKS!!!!
    Hugzz ~ Jae
    4631 days ago
  • MY_AGREEMENT
    Great blog, Camille, and so true. I'm still learning every day about forgiving myself, about seeing this as a permanent lifestyle rather than a quick fix, and about the value of consistency and bouncing back. Thanks for the reminder. --Marsha
    4632 days ago
  • TRECECOOKS
    Good point about the Old Me vs. the New Me. Hoppefully I will take this to heart.

    Hope all is well with you!!
    Trece
    4632 days ago
  • TELERIE
    Great blog!
    No excuses & No beatings!
    4632 days ago
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