What you do everyday matters more than what you do once in a while

I had a huge salad for lunch and got in a gym session this week – I guess this means I’m good! On my way to fit and healthy and my bikini bod!

If only! Unfortunately, it doesn’t quite work like that. It takes consistent effort and repetitive behaviour to see results.

Same applies to putting on weight too– it’s not because this weekends’ blow out or the upcoming Christmas party, it’s not because you’ve got a slow metabolism. Its because every day consciously or unconsciously the choices you are making about your food (and alcohol) and exercise is either bringing you closer to your goal or taking you further away from it.

So you’ve been doing really well and been really focused and then something happens…..and you steer off your health course, and you feel terrible and riddled with guilt, what to do in that moment? Pause. Just stop and recalibrate.

Remind yourself a bad moment, day, weekend isn’t responsible for you piling on your kilos, or making your clothes 2 sizes too small. A bad moment doesn’t undo all the good work and effort you have put in to this point.

Remember just like getting fit and healthy requires consistent effort, so too does getting fat. It’s what you do, every day that counts. Every little bit; it all adds up.

At this time of year especially, remember that a bad moment doesn’t mean a bad day…week or weeks. A bad moment doesn’t have to mean a complete derailment.

If something has caused you to little bump in your health journey – it’s OK. Simply Refocus, reset and restart. Get back on your path.
Success is never a linear process; we don’t start at spot and just continue in a straight line. Often there are obstacles, and distractions, success can actually be quite a messy (and emotional) process.
Always remember that what is most important is not the speed that you are travelling at but rather the direction. Forward is forward irrespective of pace.
Pace yourself as we go into the Christmas crazy period and keep your goals very much insight.
Always keep looking forward and remember persistence beats resistance every time.

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