Anything you do in life won’t always go perfectly or the way you want it to. Unfortunately, that’s life. Remember learning to ride a bike? You start on stabilizers and then move onto the real thing, and you might fall off a couple of times. Did you stop trying and throw the bike to one side and said: “I’ll never try that again”? No, you probably got back on, and after some grazed knees and frustrating moments, you succeeded.
Your weight and fitness journey is much the same, sometimes you might fall off, or things won’t go entirely the way you’d hope, but you carry on. During these times, the best thing you can do is to remember how strong you are, and you’ll recover after the odd blip.
It would help if you also remembered that everyone makes mistakes. One mistake doesn’t define the whole journey, and you will get back on track. The fact you want to give up is usually from guilt. The guilt of a cheat day, the guilt of missing an exercise day, whatever it is, it is one time, and you’re entitled to feel bad, but you don’t have to give up because of this one mistake.
Here are some tips for you if you become disheartened and feel like quitting:
- Weight Loss Is Not Black and White, And You May Make Mistakes.
With weight loss and fitness, if you make a mistake once or multiple times during the day, this doesn’t mean that it’s over for you. It means you need to get back up after being knocked down and try again. Something might not have worked well for you, an exercise, a meal, whatever it was, you should always look at your options and reconsider something else that you can do.
- Learn From Your Mistakes And Take The Next Step Towards Weight Loss.
When mistakes are made, it’s the best way to learn and try again. Mistakes will be made in every aspect of our lives; no matter what, we should always try again. Mistakes are the best learning curve and will prepare us better for the next time. You might have missed a day of exercise, or skipped a meal you knew was vital, or even the fact you’ve binged too much. The thing with mistakes is that nothing can change what’s happened, but you can only change and determine your next steps.
- Don’t Beat Yourself Up.
Even perfect people have made mistakes. Every single person you cross daily has made mistakes. It’s not a massive deal, and they can always be rectified. As mentioned, it’s how you react to it rather than the actual mistake. The worst thing you can do is beat yourself up about something that you can no longer control. What has happened, has happened, and your next steps are vital in your journey, as well as your own self-development. Every person who starts a weightless journey will make mistakes and will also have their own battles and struggles to get through. If you work hard and consistently, you can overcome any obstacle that life throws at you.
YOU’VE GOT THIS!