Monday, January 3, 2011


I received an email from the other day and wanted to share it with you because it is exactly where I'm at now. Setbacks are just that, setbacks. They are not devastators, life destroyers or anything of that sort. They are simply a setback and you can start right back up. No looking back, only forward.

I liked her advice on creating a "Rescue List". We are in the middle of a financial crisis right now and it's been extremely difficult not to sooth myself with food. I like the idea of writing down a list of things that would bring me the same feelings, without eating. A few that I've thought of so far are worshiping and taking a long hot shower. These two things bring me a feeling of peacefulness. I obviously need to come up with a few more, but my list is started. When you are in the midst of the storm it is hard to find clarity to make a list like this. I would suggest making your "Rescue List" now and tucking it away somewhere so that when the crisis comes you can pull from it.

Jillian Michael's email:

How to Get Back on the Wagon

It happens — you over-indulged over the holidays, missed a few workouts and now you feel like you've fallen off the weight-loss wagon. It's tempting to mentally slap yourself around, right? (Or head for the fridge.) Before you start, I want to remind you of something: Being hard on yourself is so 2010 — that's the Old You.

The New You knows how to deal with setbacks and get back on the wagon. And after all, there are no mistakes, just learning experiences. Weight loss is a process — it takes time. You will encounter small failures — everyone does — but every pound you gain can be lost.

And if you miss a workout, it's not the end of the world! Get to the gym the next day and continue to focus on your short-term goals. Just because you made bad choices today doesn't mean you can't start over tomorrow. New day? New beginning. And don't you forget it!


Rescue Me

When life throws you curveballs, you can dodge them or let them hit you right between the eyes. Sometimes, though, you don't get a choice. For the moments when you can't avoid them, create a "Rescue Me" list. What kinds of healthy activities make you feel better? How about enjoying a bubble bath, taking a walk, or getting a massage? The next time you're staring down a crisis, reach for the "Rescue Me" list, not a bag of chips.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

going to Barnes and Noble for coffee with your mom :)