Here are 7 of my favorite tips when dealing with diet malaise, exercise apathy or a mini binge:
1. Pull out your old fat pictures.
2. Update or begin a vision board.
3. Make a list of things that make you happy.
4. Plan tomorrow.
5. Set new health & fitness goals.
6. Go shopping.
My husband would probably cringe if he read this but I believe retail therapy has its place! Shopping burns calories, especially if you park far from the door. Once inside, purchase a flattering item of clothing, a new workout outfit, or maybe some deliciously scented candles or body lotion. Just don’t go to the Russell Stovers Outlet store! Choose something non-food-related or simply window shop if you have willpower – which I do not have. 🙂
7. Indulge — for one hour.
This is really, really important. Be kind to yourself.
I had a slump, but now it’s over. I am just fine. And you will be too.