Overcoming a Setback

Monday, June 28, 2010

Thought I would share an article from Jillian.
I have had a hard time getting myself to workout since I've missed my workouts for 2 weeks now. I have been really good at not over indulging or beating myself up-but still haven't been able to get back where I left off.
Does anyone out there relate?

From LOSING IT! With Jillian Michaels
Friday, June 25, 2010

Overcoming a Setback

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!
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    I still relate to this. I still have times I need to make sure I keep keeping on. Love looking back at these blogs. I have grown to not beat myself up. Just got to remember not to let it set me back either though and get lazy daisy. emoticon
    2033 days ago
    One thing that I do whenever I'm not wanted to exercise is get up and move. It's what gets me closer to doing what I need to do for the day. I pace my apartment for about an hour, just walking, and getting blood flowing (I have a small child so I can't always go outside to walk). Then, even if I don't persuade myself to get through an entire workout, I've done something for my body. Although usually once the blood starts flowing, I don't want to just stop with pacing.
    3501 days ago
    Thank you Crystal. I, too, haven't worked out lately. I have a broken toe and was told not to work out but I am sure when the time comes, it will be more difficult to restart.

    We need to remind ourselves that beating us up won't work. Making ourselves feel guilty doesn't work. Quitting doesn't work. Overindulging doesn't work.

    If a friend did any of these things, we would remind her, how beautiful she is. How far she has come. What accomplishments she has achieved.

    You can do this. One babystep at a time! Who knew JM could be so kind and not just yell at people.
    3734 days ago
    I AGREE!!!!
    We shouldnt beat ourselves up, we can do this. and each day is a new day!
    3736 days ago
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    Thank you for sharing this article with us. It will help several of us that have been struggling lately. I hope it has helped you and you are getting back on track. Let me know if I can do anything to help. What exercise are you going to start back with?
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    3737 days ago
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    Crystal I know for me it can be stress in my life. Start back small and the rest will follow.

    You have been in my thoughts and prayers.

    3737 days ago
    Thank you for sharing this. I needed it. Helps me to refocus on the good and the changes and forget the bad.
    3737 days ago
    Thanks Crystal! I think you have hit the nail on the head for myself and many others. emoticon

    3738 days ago
    Crystal - Thank you so much for posting this! I feel like last week I didn't give it my all and this helps me put it into perspective and start anew this week!

    Hope you are able to get back into the swing of working out and WTG on no over indulging in eating. That's easy to do also when you quit working out.


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    Thank you. I needed this too!
    3738 days ago
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    Perhaps you need to get re-motivated. Remember why you started this program. Hopefully you will connect with all the fears of gaining weight and associated illness. Perhaps you will see that not taking care of yourself sets you on the road to dependency and loneliness and guilt/remorse.

    You are worth the effort of consistency.
    3738 days ago
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