If you have a day where you don’t eat ‘on plan’ or as desired; if you go a day and don’t get in your workout or don’t complete all the workout you planned on; don’t beat yourself up. Don’t wake up the next day and feel, ‘I need to make up for yesterday’ and do all that plus more. Don’t intentionally restrict your food. Don’t let one day, or even a few, mean that your plan isn’t going to work, or that you give up and give in. NO!
Wake up, and carry on!
Pick up where you left off. Begin the day like any other on plan day if you will. Aim to get back into as best of the routine or habit as possible.
If it’s your eating, drink more water, be conscious of your hunger and choices, adjust as needed and take steps to get back to what you were previously doing, as long as it’s what works and is healthy.
You let a day or two go by without working out? Ok! So wake up and either continue on doing the past missed workout, or let go of those two days and continue on from the workout you intended on doing today if you hadn’t had time off, today!
Depending on the length of time, and how hard you were going previously, you may need to slowly adjust back in, but don’t feel the need to revamp the entire routine.
To this end, take a few moments to recap why you fell off, or just didn’t follow what you originally wanted to, maybe something happened, an emergency, maybe you went on a weekend trip…. Then come up with the worst case scenario, and also a potential both mindset shift, and back up action plan for the future. If you truly need to alter the previous plan, do it. Then commit again and act.
The goal is to learn from your experiences, and keep on keeping on.