Whenever we want to change up our lives we always have the best intentions. We get excited. We buy stuff. We throw ourselves in to it. Eventually the newness wears off and it gets to be business as usual, if we are lucky. Most of us end up not doing so well and quitting. Then, we tell ourselves that it’s our fault. We didn’t have enough willpower, we didn’t want it enough. We didn’t deserve it after all.
I think that’s crap.
We are constantly evolving. There are going to be phases in your life where something is interesting, and then it maybe isn’t as interesting. Maybe a workout gives you results then you plateau. Same thing with changing up your diet. If there was ONE solid answer to being healthy, don’t you think we’d have found it by now and stick to doing it?
There are always going to be new things coming, and you’re doing yourself a favor if you try stuff. Embrace change. Take some chances. Some stuff comes and goes, but habits last a lifetime. As long as you’re in the game to make yourself as healthy as possible you’re working on building those lifelong habits.
Forgive yourself. You didn’t fail your diet. You didn’t cheat on your exercise. You’re just finding out what works for you right now.