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Things That Won’t Derail Your Progress

One meal. One day. One week. One month. It doesn’t matter- it’s never permanent, and you can ALWAYS get back on track.

In these stressful and uncertain times, the last thing we should be doing is beating ourselves up for not sticking to our normal routines. It’s okay if things haven’t gone exactly as planned!

Just because something didn’t go the way you intended, it doesn’t mean you screwed up. Ever. I don’t care if you missed a month of workouts or over-ate by 10,000 calories. You didn’t ruin everything.

Ask anyone who has successfully lost weight, and they’ll be the first to tell you that not every day leading up to hitting their goal was perfect. You’re going to miss workouts, you’re going to eat some extra snacks, you’re going to grab a drink with friends, you’re going to celebrate Taco Tuesday and Pizza Friday. That’s the human in you. It doesn’t mean you’re a failure, it means you’re living your life.

Your goals should not be driving EVERY decision you make. If you want to lose weight, it’s generally wise to make decisions that will help you achieve that goal- but every single decision you make doesn’t need to be about weight loss.

You can eat some cake or grab fast food or or enjoy a midnight snack. Maybe those decisions won’t contribute to your weight loss goals- that is totally fine.

Your diet doesn’t need to be “perfect” every day. Have some cereal for dinner. Eat a sleeve of Samoa cookies. Get the fries with dinner. Get the caramel sauce on your ice cream. It’s not going to ruin everything you’re working for. Life is allowed to happen sometimes.

Enjoy your life and remember that no matter what, your progress is not ruined. No matter what you did or didn’t do, or what you ate, you just need to keep on moving forward.

As long as you get back on track, you’ll always be moving in the right direction.

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About Matt Rosenman

With over 15 years of experience in health and fitness, Matt Rosenman is the expert voice behind Matt’s philosophy is simple: no foods are off-limits, and a healthy lifestyle shouldn't be complicated or restrictive. As a former certified personal trainer with a bachelor’s degree in Health Behavioral Sciences, Matt brings well-rounded expertise to his blog. From revamping classic recipes with a nutritious twist to breaking down fast food menus, his goal is make healthy living less confusing for everyone. Featured in major publications and with a strong following on social media, Matt is committed to making “healthy” uncomplicated—no matter where you are in your health journey. Join Matt on his mission to simplify health without sacrificing flavor. Learn More