Since I started on January 1, I confess that I've ever-so-slightly fluctuated in my adherence. Week 1 was outstanding. It was fresh and new and I was turning down sugar-laden food and drink like it was nothing. Then, Week 2 caught me with... not even caving to suggestion but simply giving in to my own temptations, my own crankiness and whims, maybe simply because I could. I made a couple choices that I am not happy about, but they taught me about myself, and now I continue on.
Each morning, I receive an email from Diane Sanfilippo, creator of the 21-Day Sugar Detox, in which she offers some words of motivation and some tips for simplifying the task. This week, one email contained some words that really spoke to me:
Yep, that's exactly what I needed to hear. A setback means I slipped up, lost focus, got lazy, and made an undesirable choice. It was not me "giving up," and it may not have furthered my goal, but a setback does not mean that I failed. I did not decide that my health wasn't worth the effort. Instead, I recognized my setback, learned from it, and got back on the horse.
With that said, I plan to finish my
Whatever your goals or desired habits and lifestyles are, I dare you to recognize the difference between a set back and failure, and to not let setbacks discourage you from moving forward with as much momentum as you began!
Have a great week :)