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Bouncing Back: How to Get Back on Track When You Fall Away from Your Health Goals

Set some goals? Forget some goals?

Yeah, we've all been there! I'm there right now! You set ambitious health and fitness goals with enthusiasm and determination, only to find yourself falling off track at some point. Whether it's due to a busy schedule, unexpected setbacks, or simply losing motivation, it's important to remember that setbacks are a natural part of any journey toward better health. The key is not to dwell on your slip-ups but to find the motivation and strategies to get back on track. In this blog post, we'll explore some practical steps to help you recommit to your health goals and regain your momentum.

It's okay! This is a journey, not a race. It's time to reassess and recommit.

Reflect on Your Goals:

The first step in getting back on track is to revisit your initial health goals. Take a moment to reflect on why you set these goals in the first place. What were your motivations and aspirations? Reconnecting with your "why" can reignite your passion and determination. You might also want to adjust your goals if they no longer resonate with your current lifestyle or priorities.

Set Realistic Expectations:

Sometimes, we fall off track because our goals were too ambitious or unsustainable in the long run. Instead of trying to overhaul your entire lifestyle overnight, set achievable, incremental goals. Start small and build from there. For example, if your goal was to exercise five days a week and you haven't been able to do so, try setting a goal to exercise for just 20 minutes, three days a week, and gradually increase from there.

Create a Specific Action Plan:

To ensure you stay committed to your health goals, outline a specific action plan. This could involve setting up a workout schedule, planning your meals in advance, or creating a daily to-do list. Having a clear plan will help you stay organized and reduce the chances of falling off track.

Find an Accountability Buddy:

Share your goals with a friend or family member who can help keep you accountable. Having someone to share your progress, setbacks, and successes with can be incredibly motivating. You can even work on your health goals together, creating a support system that makes the journey more enjoyable.

Seek Professional Guidance:

If you find it challenging to regain your momentum on your own, consider seeking the help of a professional, such as a coach. They can provide expert guidance, personalized advice, and the necessary support to get you back on track.

Stay Mindful and Stay Positive:

It's essential to practice self-compassion and avoid self-criticism when you experience setbacks. Be mindful of your thoughts and emotions and replace negative self-talk with positive affirmations. Remember that everyone faces obstacles on their journey to better health, and it's okay to stumble along the way.

Celebrate Small Wins:

Recognize and celebrate even the smallest achievements on your health journey. Every step, no matter how minor, brings you closer to your ultimate goal. Reward yourself for your dedication and perseverance, and use these celebrations as motivation to continue making progress.

Falling away from your health goals is a natural part of the journey, but it doesn't have to define your path. By revisiting your goals, setting realistic expectations, creating a clear action plan, and seeking support when needed, you can regain your momentum and get back on track. Remember, it's not about being perfect but about making consistent, sustainable progress. Keep your "why" in mind and focus on the positive changes you're making for your health and well-being. With determination and the right strategies, you can overcome setbacks and continue on your path to better health. Schedule a complimentary Health & Wellness Discovery Session here: For more info about Intentional Synergy: Or email me at: In health and wellness,

Christene Disclaimer: I am not a licensed therapist or physician and don't pretend to be. I will never diagnose you or ask to you stop taking a medication, that's between you and your physician. The best part about working together is that YOU are in charge of your health and YOU make your own health decisions. These results are not indicative of every client's experience, of course. Results will vary as every human has their own biological make-up. So I will never make false promises. My promise to you is to be honest, ethical, supportive, informative and I will be there, present as you travel your own health journey. The information provided in this post is based on my own personal experience and research. It is for educational purposes only and is not intended to diagnose, heal, treat or cure disease and should not be a replacement for medical advice. Always consult your doctor before trying a new diet, lifestyle or supplement protocol.


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