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Falling Off The Wagon

May 8, 2010

Good Morning!

I hope everyone is having a nice weekend so far… so happy for the weekend! 😀

Alright, since we’re all friends here, I have something to admit… in the last two weeks… I… seem to have… fallen off of the exercise wagon 😦

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I mean, I have still been taking Marlee on her nightly walks and doing a few yoga poses throughout the day, but I haven’t been to a spinning class, out running, or to the gym in general in about 2 weeks..
Okay, ::deep breaths::, in the grand scheme of things, is this really the worst thing that could happen? No. What do we do when we are not happy with the way things are going? We take responsibility and turn the situation around in the direction that we would like for it to go.
Not to fear, friends, I have a well developed plan in the event that this happens again:
  • Acknowledge that the situation has arisen, but don’t beat yourself up over it. Things happen that we don’t always see coming, giving yourself a break may help put things into perspective without making you feel worse. Putting yourself down won’t alleviate the situation!
  • Slowly incorporate exercise back into your schedule. If things are still hectic, start slowly. Maybe an evening walk or a 20 minute treadmill workout. Getting back into the swing of things won’t be easy at first, but knowing that you are doing your best is what matters.
  • Make a plan. Writing down your schedule, including your workout, may help to solidify it into your day
  • Ask a friend to workout with you. If you are really having a hard time getting back into your exercise schedule, ask a friend to meet up for a run or a class at the gym. Knowing that someone else is counting on you to be there is usually pretty good motivation for you to get there!
  • Make a goal to work toward. Even if it’s small to begin with, like getting to the gym twice a week, having something to work for will make you want to go above and beyond what you have set for yourself.
  • Reward yourself. If you reach your goals, give yourself a small treat, you deserve it!

The important thing to remember is that this happens to everyone! We can’t beat ourself up over it – only get up, dust ourselves off, and get back to where we want to be!!

I’m hoping that putting this out there will help me get my butt into gear! 😉 I have plans to attend a 9:45 Body Works class!

Have you ever fallen off the exercise wagon? What helped you get back on track?

I would love to hear your tips and stories!!

Have a lovely Saturday!

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