Don't Let 1 Slip-Up Knock You Down

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.

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!

7 Essential Items to Have for a Pandemic Date, According to a Relationship Expert

Celebrity divorce attorney and relationship expert Vikki Ziegler says you should treat COVID-19 like an STD.

Just when we thought relationships and dating could not get any more complicated, the pandemic took this matter to a whole new level. Celebrity divorce attorney and relationship expert, Vikki Ziegler receives an abundance of questions about this exact topic, every single day. Her fans and followers message her via her social media channels, in the hopes of finding the right way to safely date during these times. So, if this topic has crossed your mind, rest assured you are not alone.

For those who used to "swipe left and right," on the regular, Vikki recommends slowing down for the time being, no matter what type of antibacterial wipes are being used between your swipes. Serial dating during COVID-19 can be dangerous and also very selfish at the same time. This might be a good time to either take a break from dating altogether, or invest more time in one relationship and being monogamous, at least for right now. "Everyone should treat COVID-19 as they do an STD, while dating and practice safe EVERYTHING, even beyond just intimacy," says Ziegler. "This will simplify the process and make the do's and don'ts much less complex."

She recommends that new partners keep the dating virtual prior to both being tested and or having the vaccine. "Screendating" can still be both fun and safe at the same time. She suggests that you still wear your favorite new dress, get that fresh haircut or blowout and act as though you are still going out, even if the date is happening in the privacy of your own home. She has suggested some ideas such as virtual movie nights, happy hours, cooking classes, and the most obvious, the at-home and virtual dining date. This would entail both partners ordering food to each of their respective homes, but using the same menu as if they were dining in person.

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