Despite our best intentions, we all get off track sometimes, right? When working on weight management, the most important step is to “hit the reset button” and keep moving forward. Here are the steps you can take to help you get back on track.
- Don’t dwell. Remember, self-acceptance and self-kindness are key to moving forward. Think about what you can do in the future instead of what happened in the past. Remember you are only one meal – or workout – away from getting back on track.
- Ask yourself what you learned. Reflect on the situation. Is there something you’d do differently next time? Maybe it’s a new strategy such as scheduling physical activity into your calendar or putting sticky notes on your fridge to remind you to eat fruits and vegetables.
- Add a little structure. A little additional self-monitoring will help ensure successful “reset” efforts. Try using a food log or measuring cups for a couple of days, weighing yourself regularly, or incorporating an activity tracker into your physical activity.
- Remember why you started. Reflect a bit on your motivation. Ask yourself how you can help keep your motivation front and center.
In need of a reset? Try these suggestions out!