How To Get Your Groove Back

By · June 12, 2014 · Motivation · 7 Comments
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Last week I talked about falling into my own personal rut. For the next few weeks I want to walk you through how I pulled myself out of the abyss.

There were multiple steps involved, but I want to parcel them out slowly, so you can gain your own footing.

Incorporate each stage for a full week, and then move to the next suggestion. Before you know it, you will be back on solid ground, feeling and looking great again.

Sometimes in life, you just have to hit rock bottom before you can begin again.

At this point, you know it is time to take serious action. That’s where I was. I just wasn’t feeling like myself. I was tired, sluggish, reaching for more caffeine and sleeping less. And then there was the preoccupation with why wasn’t I doing what needed to be done?

So the first step was to assess the damage. I encourage everyone to start here.

When we stay in a state of denial it allows us to avoid the situation at hand.

So step on the scale and see where you are at. No judgments. You are merely collecting information.

Next, pay attention to what you have been eating on a daily basis. This is where the food log comes in. Tracking your eating habits for a few days can really put things in perspective.

Try on your clothes. You know; the ones you have been avoiding for weeks. Oftentimes, it’s not as bad as you imagine it. If it is; fine, you know what you have to do. In fact, hang the one piece of clothing you really want to get into on the door of your closet. Try it on every week.

Stand in front of the mirror naked. What areas would you really like to see improvements on? If you’ve been slacking at the gym, you will see it here. Have you been exercising? Or have you let it go? This is where a picture tells a thousand words, and it can be a great motivating tool.

Look at the skin on your face. Is it dry and lifeless? Is your hair dull, and do your eyes lack a certain sparkle? These are all reflections of how well you are feeding your body. A lack of nutrients on the inside will always show on the outside.

Take all of the info you have gathered and decide what areas you need or would like to improve.

List the areas one by one; diet, exercise, sugar, sleep, stress, etc. Now you have the basis for a solid plan.

Next week, I will show you how I tackled each one.

In the meantime, what is your plan? Leave your list below and let’s start getting real together

How To Get Your Groove Back

7 Responses

  1. Again . . you are writing for me. Thank you, Annette.

    Christine June 12, 2014 at 4:13 pm #
    • You’re welcome! Every one travels the same road, now we can travel together. Do the steps mentioned and you will mentally be in a better place to start. You can do it!

      Annette Alfieri June 12, 2014 at 7:33 pm #
  2. Thank you. Needed this. I was on a roller coaster similar to this for the past 2 weeks and this week I am trying to get back on track.

    Laurie June 12, 2014 at 4:42 pm #
    • You’re welcome, Laurie. Just go through the steps and take the thought process out of it. You’ll be back on track in no time.

      Annette Alfieri June 12, 2014 at 7:37 pm #
  3. Thank you Annette….I am going to follow this with you. You have described me completely and I think today I hit the bottom. I am ready to move forward! Just ate some watermelon instead of my usual cookie 🙂 Nervous to get on the scale tomorrow, but I will! Best wishes to you!!!! Karen

    Karen June 12, 2014 at 11:55 pm #
  4. Me too! LOL. Ordered a “fancy” food log, the one mentioned by another person on your blog.
    Sometimes I need something new to motivate me, sometimes its new exercise equipment, big or small…sometimes it’s a wallet and purse, and I am hoping a special food log will help! Is it “retail therapy”?

    Deb Barlow June 15, 2014 at 2:11 pm #
    • Deb, I love that you ordered a “fancy” food log. I am a firm believer in “props”. A food log, a new water bottle, a pedometer, a calendar, etc. These little things can really make a difference in your mindset and your motivation. Whatever inspires you…

      Annette Alfieri June 16, 2014 at 3:51 am #

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