Tips To Getting Back On Track

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Getting back on track is no easy task. I’ve fallen off the wagon plenty of times after a ton of hard work. I workout and eat healthy, to the point that I start seeing results. Then, one day, I have a slip up and its like I forgot everything it took me to get to the point I was at. Part of me was feeling guilty for my slip up, while the other part was just afraid to start back only to slip up again. Well, I have learned that those slip ups are okay and the most important thing is that I GET BACK ON TRACK! Here are my tips to getting back into the groove of things.


  • Meal prep! Meal prep! Meal prep!

I know we hear this a million times, and constantly see the flood of pictures on Instagram, but meal prepping really is an important part of getting back on track. Not only does it make it easier to make good choices, but it gets me in the mindset of starting my week of right. Not to mention it helps my save money,which brings me to my next point.

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  • Reward yourself (with something other than food)!

This part can be really fun! One thing I like to do is put a dollar in my piggy bank (yes, I still have a piggy bank) every day that I get in a workout. Then, when I have enough saved, I’ll go buy myself a new pair of tennis shoes or a super cute new workout outfit, like my Katie K Active leggings pictured below! (PS. These are 50% off right now. Use my affiliate code, GINGER15, for free shipping on them.)

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  • Your planner is your new best friend!

Not only can you use it to schedule your workouts, but you can use it to keep up with the progress you’re making! Looking at the weight you lost in the last month can be a huge motivator for the next one! Plus, you can see what workouts you did to get that weight loss. You could even take it up a notch and write down your meals! That way you can remember which ones you loved in case you need some inspiration in the future.

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  • Like Nike says, JUST DO IT!

This one is by far, the most important tip. It’s also the toughest one, at times. Getting started/motivated can be a little hard. But, I’ve never regretted a workout and I’ve never wished I could “un-eat” a healthy meal! Just go for it and start taking steps to your healthy life!


If you need a little extra motivation, follow me on Instagram or Snapchat @gingermarieblog. I’m always posting ideas and tips that help me stay on track!


What tips do you have for getting back on track? What’s your favorite meal prep meal? How do you reward yourself? Let me know in the comments below!

Ginger Marie

I'm a thirty-something lifestyle blogger who tries not to take life too seriously. I think laughing and running are the cure to everything especially when its done in a new city. I think a balanced diet is important, and that they're much easier when they include chocolate. :)

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  1. Great tips! I really need to work on meal planning more!

    1. Well I plan on posting meal prep ideas a LOT in the future! You can subscribe to my email list if you’d like that I send out every other week. I always include parts of my posts as well as tips and recipes that I never put on the blog.

  2. Just do it! I work out every day (sometimes twice) and have for YEARS and YEARS. I think that working out and eating healthy go hand in hand so once you start doing one you crave the other!

    1. You are amazing! Working out twice a day? I remember when I used to do that and I loved it, but now I just don’t know how to make that happen. But gosh that is awesome! Keep up the amazing work!

  3. I think its important to not beat yourself up too much when you slip up. Totally happens but whats important is to get back on track. Great reminder! Happy Monday!
    xx, Karen
    Glam Karen

    1. I definitely agree. I’ve done that in the past and it does nothing but keep me from achieving my goals! 😀

  4. Great tips! I can relate to so much of this. Just got to keep on trying.

    1. I totally agree! Well if you would like some extra motivation you could subscribe to my emails! I send out things that are never on the blog like recipes, random tips, and workout ideas!

  5. I love the dollar in the piggy bank idea! I am on a get fit journey of my own and have good weeks and bad weeks! Thanks for this post and the ideas.

    1. Yes! It is such a good idea. We all have good and bad weeks but just keep it going gal! You can totally use me as a motivation partner! I need as many as I can get!

  6. OOh! I love your planner and how it has fitness related fields. I need one of those!

    1. Thanks! I’m a planner freak. I’m pretty excited because its about time for me to get a new one! haha

  7. Great tips! SOmetimes I do wonderful with meal planning, other times I fail miserably. It really does help to have food planned out though. That way you have no excuse to not eat right 🙂

  8. This is great! Perfect timing… My parents were visiting me all last week here in Portland, so my routine got mixed up, my workouts were shorter and not as intense, and we were eating out constantly. We had a great time, but I’m super excited to be getting back into my routine this week!

    1. Yes! Its always hard when family visits because they want to go to all of the local spots! haha

  9. I love my Erin Condren life planner to keep me accountable and on tracke!

  10. Great tips, girl! Meal prep is HUGE! I do pretty well of eating clean but sometimes I find that I snack on those healthier foods versus actually eating a well balanced MEAL. Meal prep and having something that I can just easily heat up is so helpful for me because then there’s never the wonder of “what’s for dinner?” I already know.

    1. I totally agree! I’m such a comfort food lover, which is why I try to come up with healthy alternative comfort food recipes!

  11. these are so true. i am really big about meal planning and it saves me a lot of money and unwanted calories.

  12. Hahah.. gotta agree with Nike! lol. I wish meal prep wasn’t that time consuming tho.
    — DT | Here I Scribble

    1. I know, right? But I think if you plan for your meal prep it will go by a lot quicker. Its those days when I just start cooking stuff that it takes forever. But I will say that meal prepping is a great time to do laundry!

  13. I really need to follow these tips to get back on track.I have started taking plexus. But I know I need to start adding healthier meal options and working out. Especially since this fall weather makes going outside much more fun.

    1. Well, gal, you should totally sign up for my newsletter! I post lots of healthy recipes and include ones in the newsletter that I don’t put here, as well as tips to help along the way. 😀

  14. You go girl =) Great tips and sending lots of strength and willpower your way =) Sport and living healthy is a great thing and in 20 years you are going to be super glad you took that step…If you ever need somebody sending you a virtual kick your way, just write me 😉 I do love my sports and it makes me happy seeing others taking the step towards a healthy lifestyle…Woman like you are an inspiration for other =)

    1. That is the reason I”m doing it. I just want to be a healthy, attractive old woman haha!!

  15. I’m great at the meal prep part…but I suck at sticking to what I write in my planner! Maybe I need to go straight to the “reward yourself” step everytime I write it down and actually DO it! haha!

    1. I go by the rule that getting up and moving for 30 minutes each day will keep me healthy. One of the main reasons that helps me is because once I start a workout, I won’t stop until I feel the burn.

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