Remind yourself that you're changing your LIFE during this process. If you we're just dieting, a bad day could set you back. But in your overall plan for life, you'll have days where you workout more and some days you won't workout at all. You'll have days that you'll eat super clean and days you overeat. Look at the big picture...are you healthier than you were last month? Then you're on the right track.
I had a bad meal yesterday. I was at a friend's house and I did not prepare my plate. My portion sizes were HUGE. And I didn't have it in me to turn it down. That's okay though because it was just one meal. I'm still making good choices 90% of the time. And I'm still healthier now than I was a month ago.
My week this past week was kinda that way. Can't tell you exactly why, but it just was. I decided that on the days when I ate a bit more, the next day I'd simply cut back and balance it out. It worked out fine. I lost a pound. And losing a pound is GREAT for me. That's about what I lose on a week that I follow my plan to the letter, so I was very happy.
I'm learning that this journey is NOT about perfection, but learning how to keep life in balance. If we go over one day, we spend the next ever how many days balancing it out. It takes 3,500 calories to lose a pound. How do we get that deficit into our week? That's the balance we're looking for!
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