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Wellness Wednesday: How To Get Back On Track With Healthy Eating and Exercise

Hi Friends!

Truth: I haven’t worked out in three weeks and I’ve been eating so bad. I am busy, I don’t feel well, I got bad news, I thought of every excuse in the book but I have had enough! I’m done making excuses for myself, I’m ready to shape-up and get back on track!For me, it’s not only about looking good (although that helps!) I feel better when I eat on the nutrition plan and workout consistently. I have more energy, Im smarter and I overall just like myself more. So I’m committing to:

1. Doing my booty call workouts 5 /7 days (100 meltdown + Studio TIU workouts + The Daily Moves)

2. Go to barre 2-3 days a week at The Barre Method

3. Eating ‘lean, clean and green’ and by following the Tone It Up Nutrition Guidelines.

HOW TO GET BACK ON TRACK WITH HEALTHY EATING AND EXERCISE

Have you gone off track and got back on again more times than you care to remember? That doesn’t make you a failure! It makes you human. As long as you get back on again, and are making positive changes, then you are moving in the right direction. Here are all the tips you need to get back on track with healthy eating and exercise.

There is no fad diet, there is no detox, and there is no total deprivation in this post. There are just a lot of small, everyday healthy changes that are going to help to make you eat more nutritiously, have more energy and just feel a whole lot healthier, because that’s what it’s all about.

GETTING BACK ON TRACK

1) BE REALISTIC WITH YOUR GOALS

This is a photo of me a few years ago and whilst I would love to look like that again, it’s just not going to happen. I am not saying it is impossible, but just not realistic for my life with all the medication I am on.

2) GET BACK TO BASICS 

Forget fad diets, crazy detoxes or anything that promises miracle cures. Focus on eating less processed food, more fruit and vegetables and move more. Whilst I might not be able to always control what I eat, I can control how much of it I eat, so I am focusing on portion sizes and calories.

For me, the Tone It Up Nutrition plans works. It outlines why we should and shouldn’t eat certain foods and the science behind it. It also gives you a fool proof recipe guide book.

A few months ago I wrote a post on the Tone It Up frequently asked questions or you can visit the Tone It Up website for more details.

3) TAKE IT ONE DAY AT A TIME 

I know all the changes that I need to make, because I have made them all before, so it’s tempting to make them all at the same time – but that just isn’t going to work. If I make too many changes at once, I will feel overwhelmed and fall at the first hurdle.

Just take each day as it comes and make small changes at a time. Maybe start off with healthy breakfasts for the week and going for a walk. Then the next week move on to upping your workout.

For me, focusing on portion control at the moment, even if the foods I am eating aren’t ideal. After a couple of weeks, I will set myself a new challenge. Constantly reminding myself that this is a marathon, not a sprint.

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