Every day people begin a healthy eating plan and/or exercise routine. But days, weeks, or even hours into their plan, they slip-up and eat too much or miss workouts.
Some people see this slip-up as an excuse to give up entirely. They return to their previous eating habits and/or inactive lifestyle. They basically give up until they feel motivated to strive for perfection once again.
The main difference between the people who fail to keep their new healthy habits and people who succeed is the ability to slip-up and begin again. People who are able to form healthier habits, lose weight and keep it off are not perfect. They simply stay committed to their healthier lifestyle regardless of any slip-ups along the way.
The next time you eat more then you have planned or miss one or more workouts, don't give up. Get up, and continue to keep your commitment to create a healthier lifestyle for yourself.
Here are my 3 favorite tips to help YOU the next time you slip-up.
If you consume more calories than you had planned: do not consider the day a wash and eat everything in sight. Do not skip your next meal to break even. Simply make your next meal the most nutritious and delicious meal you can imagine. This will help get you back on track while reminding you that healthy food can taste delicious too!
If you miss one or more workouts: do not consider the week a wash and return to your inactive lifestyle. Do not exercise 2-3 times longer than usual the next day. This will only make you want to skip your next workout again. Simply complete your normal workout the next day. Whether you are tired, busy or simply lack motivation, there will be times in your life when you are unable to complete your scheduled workouts. As long as you keep the commitment and make the effort the next day, you are still creating a healthier lifestyle.
Never waste time feeling guilty or ashamed! We all make mistakes and no one is perfect. There is absolutely no need to feel guilty when you slip-up. Simply forgive and love yourself enough to make a healthier choice the next time. Creating a healthier lifestyle should not feel like a hardship. It is a gift you give to yourself and your family. Celebrate the accomplishments and learn from the mistakes. Remember each day you waste feeling guilty and ashamed is 1 more day between you and your goals.
Perfection is not required in order to live a healthier lifestyle and lose weight. You simply have to keep your commitment even when you slip-up, eat too much and/or miss a workout. Just remember to get up and start fresh the next day!
It worked for me, and it can work for YOU!