Thursday, May 27, 2010

Falling Off the Bandwagon

EVERYONE, and I do mean everyone, has fallen off the bandwagon a time or two.
Don't let one binge day ruin the next one. It causes a downward spiral. Re-committ that night and the next morning.

Some steps to stop at ONE DAY ONLY:
1. Fill up your favorite water bottle (everyone should have a favorite for this purpose!) with ice and water. Place it next to your bed as you go to bed. Drink some before bed and it will be there still cold when you wake up in the morning. It is a good reminder to consistently put what your body NEEDS into it.

2. Keep the fridge filled with fresh fruits/veggies. If you need to cut some fruits/veggies up for easy grabbing, DO IT! Isn't that why we automatically reached for pre-packaged food-because it's easy? Pre-package your fruits/veggies and grab those instead. You'll thank yourself as you hit the sack that night.

3. Write down a workout routine as you fall asleep and do it first thing in the morning. Or put a workout DVD in the machine set up to go for the first thing in the morning. Either way, do it first thing in the morning after a bad day-it will prevent it from happening the next day.

4. Have some self-control issues with the junk food? JUST DON'T BUY IT!!! Cookies can be made at home for cheaper, more fun with kids, and healthier. There are tons of recipes out there for a healthier way to make these goodies. (When I get around to it, I'll post some on my RECIPES page!) Chips are another item that NEVER hit my grocery list. I know that I can't stop when I start. Even at a get together or party I avoid at all costs the chip tray. I go for the fruit tray instead.

These simple, easy guidelines will help you back on the bandwagon and stay there for good! Only you know what your weaknesses are. You have to find a way around them and develop self-control.

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