Sunday, September 22, 2013
No doubt many here have been where I'm at now. My eating has been off the rails pretty much all of the time. I do well for a few days then I lose sight of what I should be doing. Time to break it down to basics yet again.
My weight loss goal for this month is to lose weight - whatever the scale will give me, lol - but it's mostly to track my food each and every day. Consistency is the key.
I'd like to say that walking 5 days each week is another goal, but let's get real here...turtle pace, not rabbit...
Speaking of turtles...yesterday I watched a pretty good sized snapping turtle come from somewhere in our yard - I'm assuming it was from our pond, but not sure, it could have been the lake about 500 yards from us - and was taking note of something.
That turtle seemed to want to cross our rather sizeable yard to get to the large pond across the road. He was taking one step right after another, pausing only for a quick second to get a view of where he was by stretching his neck up above the grass.
It occurred to me as I was watching his progress that his consistency would take him to where he wanted to go, but do you know what he did? He went for quite a ways and then for some reason decided to turn around and head straight for our pond!
Watching him (or her) reminded me of something I seem to have forgotten
1) Consistency will get you where you want to be
2) Pause from time to time to evaluate what you're doing - will it get you where you want to be?
3) Don't be afraid to change your direction if you're not getting the results you're after
Or am I being silly?
What do you guys think? Anything we can learn from this turtle?