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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. :)

  1. 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 🙂

  2. 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!

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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 =)

  6. 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!

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