It's usually not the one missed workout or one night of food indulgence that derails your efforts to stay on track with your healthy lifestyle. Rather, it's missing multiple workouts, indulging over multiple days, or layering together many nights of poor sleep that take you far from your goal.
Three ideas to help you get back on track quickly
- Plan your indulgence. It's the Holidays. It's okay to splurge a little, you can still get results even if you don't make every perfect choice. Take a moment to choose those times you're willing to let your guard down a bit, and resolve to stay focused at other times.
- Find a Holiday Buddy. Recruit a friend or family member who has goals similar to yours, and offer encouragement and accountability to each other through this challenging season.
- "Win the Moment." If you've drifted off course, first forgive yourself. You're human after all. Now think about something you can do in the next 10 minutes that will help you point in the right direction, and do that thing now.
Have a wonderful week. We wish you a Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays.
Dr. Topher Fox
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