Yesterday P had her second swimming lesson and honestly I could not be more proud of her!
She has always loved to go to the pool we had in our neighborhood in Texas and when we would go to hotels while traveling, but she never would let us teach her how to swim or learn how to go under water. But her instructor is phenomenal and yesterday P was diving for little pool toys at the bottom of the pool. I really couldn’t believe it.
Also yesterday, I posted a video about the 5 Biggest Mistakes Busy Moms Make with Weight Loss. You can watch it by clicking the link.
And I got a lot of great responses from women who have made the same mistakes I have. But the one thing they felt like they couldn’t get a good grasp on was how not to sabotage all of their efforts in meeting their weight loss goals after one mistake.
So that is what I wanted to talk about today.
Just because you make a mistake doesn’t mean you should throw away all the time and effort you have put in into meeting your goals.
Here are 3 ways to make sure you don’t let a mistake ruin your weight loss goals.
1. Remember why you started
It’s so easy to get swept up into the actual work you are trying to put in to reach your goals that sometimes you forget why you are wanting to reach those goals in the first place.
Maybe you have a vacation coming up or a wedding you are in.
Or maybe you are just wanting to finally feel good about yourself!
Take a step back and remember why you started in the first place.
2. Re-evaluate your program (nutrition and training)
Most of the mistakes I listed, and have done myself, are all about mistakes in my training and nutrition. And I’m going to admit I have made some big mistakes when it came to both.
So if you are not reaching your goals or feel like you keep messing up when it comes to your training and nutrition, maybe it’s the actual programs you are doing.
Is your nutrition too strict?
Is your training program too intense?
Do you feel good with either?
These are the questions you need to ask yourself when it comes to any program you are on to lose weight and you are not meeting your goals.
3. Have a support system!!
I left the best (and most important) one for last.
I don’t think I can emphasize enough how important it is to have a support system and someone (or many people) to hold you accountable when it comes to reaching your weight loss goals and not making mistakes.
Sometimes it’s that one person to help you get over the hump and not make mistakes when it comes to weight loss.
So get someone to help hold you accountable and not give up or make more mistakes when it comes to hitting your goals.
Next time you make a mistake or feel like maybe you are, try 1, 2 or all 3 of these tips to help you get back on the right track and hitting those weight loss goals!
Have a great day!