It was my wife's birthday yesterday and I made her some "healthy" carrot cake. It was pretty good, too. So good I had a couple of pieces, with ice cream. And a few pieces of chocolate. Hmm, perhaps that was a bit too much? I didn't plan for this cheat meal, although I should have seen it coming.
So am I a failure? Is all my progress wiped out? Did I lose all my self-control? Am I headed back to the old, fat version of myself? The simple answer to these questions is NO.
See, the human body is pretty forgiving. Consistency is far more important than a bad meal or two, even a bad day or two. We are all human, even me ;-) No one is perfect and we all have good days and bad days. So what should you do if you have a bad day?
Here are some good quotes to think about:
You make mistakes. Mistakes don't make you.
- Maxwell Maltz
Failure will never overtake me if my determination to succeed is strong enough.
- Og Mandino
Do not brood over your past mistakes and failures as this will only fill your mind with grief, regret and depression. Do not repeat them in the future.
- Swami Sivananda
Winning is great, sure, but if you are really going to do something in life, the secret is learning how to lose. Nobody goes undefeated all the time. If you can pick up after a crushing defeat, and go on to win again, you are going to be a champion someday.
- Wilma Rudolph
The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
And finally, remember that stumbling doesn't equal falling unless you let it.