Every decision in your life brings you either closer to or further from your goals. You can apply it to healthy eating, exercising etc. In the ideal world we would take only positive steps, but it’s wishful thinking and impossible for the long game. We are only human and it’s normal that from time to time we lose focus and we do things which are not necessarily good for us.
It’s fine though as long as the next step is in the positive direction.
I like to call it a crucial point. It’s important to be aware of those moments and consciously choose the step in the right direction after the mishap.
The graph below presents one day of a health and fitness conscious person. Notice a fantastic green streak in the morning and then a doughnut which represents a “mishap” behaviour. Go back on track with a salad or go down with fish and chips. Be aware, don’t wait too long, it will get gradually harder to break a bad streak as time goes on.