Falling Off A Wagon In Slow Motion
Tuesday, May 29, 2012
Ok, let’s just put it out there, I’ve been slowly falling off the wagon. Sounds kind of crazy doesn’t it? It’s kind of a slow motion stunt in a movie – falling slowly off a wagon - but it can happen. Here’s how. You’ve had great results with your diet. You are eating well, just the right amount of nutrients, the fat and carbs are low. You’ve shed the weight and although you haven’t reached your ultimate goal you’re headed in that direction. You’ve been doing intentional cardio and strength training exercise on a regular schedule. You feel great, you’re looking great, all is good in your world. Then it happens, you’re out with friends and you say…hey! I’ve been doing well on this thing so far, I think it’s time for me to have a reward. I’ll have a desert today. What’s one measly desert going to hurt? And it begins. You’ve dropped your guard, just for a moment, but it went down. The next thing you know, it’s raining and cold and you say, “I’m going to lay off the exercise for today, it’s not going to kill me to miss a day every now and then.” Can you see it happening? The stunt guy is just beginning to make his fatal stumble… he’s going… he’s going… Over the next several weeks you have a series of small lapses. This doesn’t happen all at once. You eat a heavy meal here, you miss a day of exercise there. The next thing you know you’ve eaten horribly for a week, you’ve missed two weeks of exercise. Oh you make excuses “I’m getting a lot of exercise at work walking up and down stairs… and it’s a really long walk from the parking lot to my office.” Here’s another “Ok, it’s been a week of binge eating but I’ll do better next week… oh except wait a minute, there’s the company picnic… ok after that then I’ll get back on track.” Smack the stunt man just hit the dust. Boom, you’ve lost the fight… at least for this round. You’ve got to get up and get back on that wagon but it’s down the road now you’ll have to run to catch it. So how do you do it? Stay tuned, the story ends well.