I Slipped Up on My Diet….Now What?

Being on a diet is a common 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 are easy to incorporate into your life. Because by choosing the BEST plans for you it is less likely that you will want to or feel the need to “cheat”.

I  have tried diets that left me feeling deprived. This feeling of deprivation resulted in my eating off of my plan. I have realized that whether or not we “cheat” or not, not giving up is the key.

New Skills

Back in 2017 our daughter and her family was staying with us following the hurricane in Texas. 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 take two steps and fall again. 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… don’t stay down! Just move on. You will soon you will find that there will be more time between failures and success.

Good intentions will fail us sometimes despite our focus. Using sticky reminder notes, and all the other reminders about our goals may not be enough. 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!

You can purchase my Ebook to learn or become reacquainted with techniques to assist you along your journey!

In my ebook, Second Chance at Health-Learn to Love Active Living and Clean Eating, I can help guide you to the eating plans, and movement plans that will benefit you.

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  1. Tony says:

    I can relate to this article a lot!
    We’ve all fallen down and the urge to stay down is present.
    To get up again is to win the struggle

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