Separate Diet And Exercise...People frequently lump diet and exercise into one category. I recommend that you keep them as distinct ventures. Diet should be fairly consistent, even if you diverge periodically to answer the call of the cake. Exercise may vary based on your schedule, the weather, or any minor injuries you might sustain. By keeping them apart, you don't throw out the baby with the bathwater any time that exercise is not possible. It is also a better long term approach to maintaining a healthy weight.