A diet deviation should be no different. If we eat something unplanned or perhaps a bit too much of something, all we need to do is pick ourselves up, brush ourselves off and get right back to it. Just like dropping an egg. When I drop one egg, I don't decide that since one is broken I might as well drop the rest of the dozen. Why is it that we tend to think that just because one meal got off track that the rest of the day is a lost cause?
Remember, we're always just one meal away from being on plan. So clean up that egg, crack another and keep on cookin'!
Making the commitment to alter our (eating and fitness) lifestyle is huge. But the steps we take to get there don't need to be. We would never put the roof on a house without first laying the foundation and building the walls. And I doubt I could write a novel without first learning the alphabet :) Nutrition and fitness are no different; we should spend some time and lay the groundwork before we can truly embark upon the journey. The smaller the change, the more likely we will be able to maintain it and live with it.
What does this mean to us? It could mean going from 2 tablespoons of creamer in our our morning coffee to 1 tablespoon. Or perhaps committing to going to the gym just once per week rather than telling ourselves that we have to get there every single day.
Make small changes, and then build on them; brick by brick.
So, what are we changing this week? I'm going to limit the times my hand dips into the pretzel cannister....
Just a little something to keep in mind as we finish out the work week and enter into the weekend.
Small change. Big value.