No matter what happened with your diet this weekend…

Relax. It’s okay.

What happened can’t be changed.

The past is the past.

It’s time to move on.

And so if you found yourself with your hand in the cookie jar…

…or if you went back to the fridge again for leftovers at 10:30pm even though you told yourself, “No More!”…

It’s okay.

It doesn’t matter if you ate and drank too much at the football game… or had a big slice of birthday cake at the party.

Don’t worry about it. Don’t beat yourself up about it. And don’t punish yourself for it.

Today’s a new day.

And so…

Here’s what you can do this week to get back on track.

You’re going to use this 3-step system for snatching victory from the jaws of defeat.

Anytime you feel like you’re going down into a bad habit, here’s a trick you can use so you end up with a win.

Let’s say you’ve eaten two cookies too many.

You can still win if you don’t eat the last bite of that second cookie.

Yes, it’s a small victory, but a victory nonetheless.

Use this as momentum to get back on track ASAP.

  1. Create little wins.
  2. Remove future temptations.
  3. Create stronger rituals.

These 3 steps make life easier and prevent you from making the same mistake again.

How do you do step #2?

You follow this rule: If it’s in the house, you’re going to eat it. So keep it out. And if you can’t keep it out (because someone else buys it), then keep it hidden.

Out of sight = Out of mind (and more importantly – out of hand and mouth!)

So again…

Don’t worry about what happened.

Take control of your future.

And be good to yourself.

Here’s to a better week.

Your coach,

Craig Ballantyne, CTT
Certified Turbulence Trainer

PS – Set these little reminders to keep you on track…

“What are you doing right now? Why are you doing it?”

Put these questions in an alert that shows up at 9am, 3pm, and 7pm each day.

Then take a good hard look at your answers and get back to what really matters.

Craig Ballantyne

Craig Ballantyne is the author of The Perfect Day Formula: How to Own the Day and Control Your Life. Craig has been a contributor to Men's Health magazine for over 17 years. Today he teaches his gift to high-performing entrepreneurs how to squeeze more out of their days, increase their income, and make more quality time for their families in his Perfect Life Workshop and Work-Life Mastery programs. Craig used his own advice to overcome crippling anxiety attacks in 2006, and he'll teach you his 5 Pillars of Success so you can increase your income, decrease your work time, and live the life of your dreams. Learn more about Craig at

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