This phrase can pertain to many different commitments in our life.
An indulgence when on a new diet.
A Rest day when on a new exercise program.
A day of Lazy TV watching on the couch when you told yourself that you were going to commit to cleaning the house on your day off.
And for some it can be even a more serious commitment.
The point is.... it's okay to have these moments.
We're not perfect. We are human.
Lately, I've been going back to eating more whole foods, meats, vegetables, etc. No Chemicals. Paleo. But the last two days have had important events in them, family events, and I ate bread, pasta, fried food, and even had a beer. Oh yeah, and an ice cream sandwich.
I went all out. And then you know what I did this morning?
I started back fresh. I woke up and said "that's okay", and that I would go back to the habit I was trying to create again today.
That's the thing. No, we aren't perfect, but we have to "forgive" ourselves when we have these moments, not shame ourselves or think we have lost everything we have been working towards. We are allowed to have these moments and these moments can be an important part of creating our habit. They make us more thankful for what we have been working towards, and we recognize the effort we have put forth.
So, don't be hard on yourself the next time you give in to a cupcake or a day off from the gym. Because the next day, you can wake up and pick up right where you left off the day before.