How Trying to Control Your Weight is Like Running Down the Up escalator
Saturday, October 26, 2013
Dr.Sharma wrote an interesting article about how controlling your weight is like running down an up escalator.
He commented that as a child he used to run down the up escalator. At the top of the escalator, it is relatively easy to get down the first steps as the escalator is moving slower.
However, the further down, you get the faster the escalator moves, It gets harder.
To keep at the half way level, you need to keep moving at the speed of the escalator. If you slow down you will head back up.
I am not going to post the link to the article as I think his attitude is too negative in terms of staying healthy.
However, I find it amusing to use this visual tool of me being on as escalator that is moving upward, This is realistic. If I stop my successful habits for maintenance I definitely will head back up to the top of the escalator where I started.
Maintenance is not static. It is an active journey!
On a positive note..I used my own blog for inspiration. I was having an off day..did not make my morning workout, Work was too busy and stayed late, As I headed to the gym, my college son called with a crisis, so instead of going to the gym I talked to him for an hour. I came home and cooked dinner. I thought of my blog and of making good choices and of keeping myself a priority I made myself do a dance dvd after dinner. This was a good victory .
Have a great day Spark Friends. Thanks for your continued support.
2 years one month..here I come!
PS: I found a quote by Albert Einstein: " Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving." This applies to maintenance as well!!!!