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I had been reading a great deal about people claiming that they have “fallen off the juicing wagon” this week.
Everyone seemed to have had one or two unhealthy days and felt that they had let themselves down in some way.

I have had a tricky week myself, it is getting more pressurised at work and things will get even more challenging for the next month or two. In order to spread a bit of cheer in the office we had a pizza Friday, plus one of the guys was celebrating a milestone birthday and had brought in a variety of treats for everyone to enjoy. I will hold my hands up, I fell off the wagon too! I also enjoyed a wonderful meal last night (plus a cheeky bottle of wine) with my family in celebration of Valentines Day and the fact that the two youngest two had received fantastic half term reports from school. I think that I am most disappointed about not having started the exercise regime I had planned. I will try again next week.

Neil’s (Natural Juice Junkie) take on “falling off the wagon” is the same as my own. He put his view across very well in an article called “Health: How Much Difference Does A Month Make?“, where he talks about compounding. In essence our shared view is that  one bad day does not a bad person make. You can’t reverse all of your healthy living with one or two bad days no more than you can reverse  years of unhealthy habits with one or two healthy days. It’s important to keep in mind that as long as you do more of the right stuff than the wrong stuff then you will get where you want to go in the end. It’s just a question of time.

So rather than beat yourself up about the bad days, treat it as a positive. Its a checkpoint on your journey. It allows you to assess where you are, reflect and enjoy the success you have already achieved and re-calibrate your  resolve to start moving towards your goals again.  It will never be about how many times you fall but it will always be about the number of times you get back up again.

“Your attitude not your aptitude will determine your altitude”

Zig Ziglar

My juicy news for this week? My weight stayed level, which is a miracle in itself!

Onwards and upwards!

Mark

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