Can you DROP a gallon of milk?
Tuesday, July 09, 2013
Most of us are used to being called occasionally at work with the request, "Can you pick up a gallon of milk on your way home?" So, what do I mean by "Can you drop a gallon of milk?"
I once heard someone who was embarked on a weight loss journey describe it as dropping "x" gallons of milk. A gallon of milk weighs somewhere around 9+ pounds. So she just rounded it to 10. One day she realized at her current weight she was carrying the equivalent of 15 gallons of milk around all day, all the time.
Think about it. What if someone loaded you up with 15 gallons of milk and you had to carry it all day? Whoa. That would be hard.
Sometimes, when I've let the scale creep up on me, I'll pick up a half gallon of milk or a gallon (depending on how much it's creeped up) and I'll think, "If I focus on nutrition and not mindlessly eating, I can drop this and my running will be that much easier, comfortable and faster!"
I find the metaphor to be motivating. Just thought I'd share.