I promised last week that I would let you know what I am doing differently to “get this ship sailing” again. Well, so far, the most important piece has been recommitting to it. This means no more mindless choices in the dining room, for one. I got out my copy of YOU: On A Diet and reread the chapters on metabolism and fat-burning. One thing I love about that book is that they remind you that beating yourself up is not helpful! At the gym, I’ve been increasing my cardio times, and ramping up the intensity of weight training and core work. I’ll be working with a personal trainer again for a while, rather than taking the group classes. I’m feeling more confident and less hopeless – affirmative self-talk is key to getting and staying in the right emotional space.