10 Reasons to Keep Going, Even When You “Mess Up”

It’s happened to all of us. We’ve been eating well, working out, feeling good, and then all of a sudden, we have a bad day. It’s tempting to just say screw it and let yourself go for the rest of the day, week, month, whatever. But how you handle those “mess ups” will really determine how successful you are on your road to health. The people that don’t punish themselves, who accept that the day wasn’t perfect and move on, are the people who ultimately succeed.

1.Because if you got a flat tire, would you slash all your tires?

2.Because in the future, you WILL mess up, have bad days, eat things that make you feel like crap, and skip workouts, so why not figure out how to deal with it now?

3.Because it will help you learn how to prepare for those kind of off days in the future.

4.Because if you get back on the horse right away, you’ll feel infinitely better.

5.Health is what you do 80% of the time, so worrying about what you do 20% of the time isn’t always productive.

6.Because it’s only a “mess up” if you let it have any influence on the rest of your life.

7.Because you’re not perfect in any other aspect of your life. Why would you expect to be perfect in your quest for health?

8.Because learning to focus on the long-term results instead of on short-term gratification is a valuable skill.

9.Because as we know, being healthy can be exhausting. It’s okay to be tired sometimes.

10.Because you’ll be so proud of yourself if you just keep swimming (literally or figuratively).

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