Being on a diet is a common occurrence and “cheating” on them happens more often than we want to admit. In my book called Second Chance at Health-Learn to Love Active Living and Clean Eating, I encourage the adoption of eating and exercise plans that you love to incorporate into your life. By choosing the BEST plans for you it is less likely that you will want to or feel the need to “cheat”. I myself have tried diets that left me feeling deprived and I certainly did veer off and have a forbidden food. I recently have realized that whether or not we “cheat” or stay focused, not giving up is the key.
I am now a grandmother and my husband and I had the pleasure of our daughter and her family staying with us following the hurricane in Texas in 2017. During this time their son was learning to walk, and watching this milestone as a grandmother was a reminder about how we all should approach new behaviors.
I watched this tiny baby boy begin to stand and finally walk. He would take one step and fall, and then two and fall. He never stayed down. And he certainly never sat there and cried to himself, “I’ve fallen and failed again, I guess I won’t ever be able to do it”. No, he just got up and started over, and each time he got further and steadier and now he can run.
Get Back Up
This is how we should see our failures! Each time that we fail to follow our diet or exercise plan and feel that we have slipped up and given into temptation, or didn’t stick to the plan, don’t stay down! Just move on to the next moment, and soon you will find that there will be much more time between failures and more days of success.
Good intentions will fail us sometimes despite our focus, sticky reminder notes, and all the other reminders about our goals. The first thing to do is to accept it and move on. Be as kind to yourself as you would be to a friend who was sharing that he or she had failed.
After you have been kind to yourself it is time for some introspection: What was it that tempted you to what you did not want to do? Identify and then address it! And if it was like my grandson, just learning to master a new skill…just give yourself some time!
I am here to assist you and help you get back up again! Be as kind to yourself as you would a friend; this type of positive energy will enable you to continue the journey towards your goal!
Let me take your hand and begin the journey of claiming your second chance at health through active living and clean eating!
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