Getting Back On Board
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Yesterday, I left the lead character in our story lying there in the dust after falling off the wagon. Remember the scene, it was in slow motion. I know I said the story ends well but you mustn’t confuse ending well with easy. It’s not easy but it must be done. The first thing to do is to go to the pantry and throw away that partial bag of powdered sugar donuts that you love so much. Grab that bag, take a deep breath, close your eyes and drop it in the trash. Now begin thinking about your meals for the rest of the week. Start with a good high fiber low fat breakfast. Plan sensible lunches, packing a lunch you have prepared at home is a good thing to do but if you must eat out due to your job, avoid fast food places and search out restaurants that serve healthy food, then eat responsibly. You remember how to do this, you’ve done it before. It’s just a matter of will power. In order to get back on that wagon you will need a healthy amount of will power. Regarding diet, I have found that for me, a good breakfast is necessary, then, I like to have my big meal of the day at lunch time and a light meal in the evening.
We’re getting closer to that wagon. You’ve gripped the railing and you’re ready to pull yourself aboard. That sounds a lot like exercise. Yup, a necessary part of this whole experience is exercise. For me, this is the hardest part, I don’t like it, but I know it is something I have to do to keep my body in shape and to stay healthy. Start out easy, don’t just jump back into the full routine. Taking a headlong plunge back into the full routine is a sure way to fail. Work yourself up to what you were doing. You may want to vary your routine a bit as well. Now just stick to it. Yes, there will be days that you just really don’t want to exercise but you must stay focused and on task.
So how does the story really end you ask? In a word, happily. It ends with our stunt character back aboard the wagon living a healthy lifestyle and feeling very satisfied, even invigorated. He has brushed the dust off his clothes and is getting on with life. All in his world is once again in balance and good.