Forgive yourself for “falling off the wagon.” You are not perfect and you don’t live in a perfect world.
Stop beating yourself up and tell yourself the same thing you would tell a friend.
Understand that setbacks and challenges are part of the journey to permanent weight loss. Expect them.
Look back at why you “fell of the wagon” in the first place. Use it as a learning experience to prevent the same thing from happening again in the future.
Make the decision to get back on track.
Once you’re off track, you have one of two choices:
- Stay off track
- Get back on track.
Choose the second option.
It only takes one small change to get back on track. Ask yourself “What one thing can I do today that will get me back on track?” Then do it.
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FitnessforWeightLoss.com was created by Stephanie Averkamp, a recognized health and fitness professional and sole-author of the content on this website. Stephanie's approach to weight loss emphasizes making small, realistic, and permanent lifestyle changes. Read more...
Our Approach: Short-term solutions (like dieting) are unrealistic and ineffective because at some point they end. As soon as a diet or program ends, so do the results. Permanent weight loss is a journey; it's not a race or competition and there is no finish line. Read more...