Wednesday, April 07, 2010
The other day the weather was really nice, I was off from work and school so I decided to mow the grass. No big deal...usually. The last few times I used the mower last summer it got a little cranky and sometimes wouldn't start. So I gave the little mower an oil change, a fresh spark plug and I knew it would start. Well it didn't. My mower is a pull start. Not sure if that is the correct term but I hope you know what I mean. I pulled that cord until I thought my arm would fall off. I rested and started again. In the meantime, I did the edging, swept, trimmed, only to come back and pull that cord until my arm felt like it would fall off.
I think you might see a pattern starting to emerge. I just would not give up. I knew that darn thing was going to start, I would not let it get the best of me! After about 2-3 hours, my roommate and her son get home. A crazy thought ran threw my head, I just knew if I pulled the cord the mower would start. It had something to do with that little guy crossing my path. Or it could have been the right moment. And it started! It still sounded angry but it started!
As I was mowing I keep thinking how crazy it was that I would not let it go. I could have mowed another day. It was not life threatening. But it was just something I HAD TO DO at that moment. I started to realize that if I looked at my weight loss as that mower trying to get the better of me, just think what I could do!
So, here is the punch line....In what way do you need to visualize your weight loss to get you motivated like the mower not starting motivated me?
Have you ever done a puzzle and some how have lost the last piece? It just eats at you.
During the last few days I have thought of this journey just like I thought about that mower not starting....it is not going to get the best of me!
Have a great day!!