Do you remember back to high school days and the cheers at the football game? One of them just came to mind.
First and ten, do it again!
Weight loss is a bit like football. We have goals. We have long runs and sometimes we get tackled at the knees. We score, and we get penalties.
Football players are a rare breed. They play injured, they play sick, they play like their life depends on it. That's how we ought to treat our weight loss journey. We shouldn't just chuck in the towel because we're having an off day. We need to keep the end score in sight.
My weight loss journey took a side trip for several weeks. I was on the bench, injured. I didn't give up the game plan though. I sat on the sidelines and watched. I learned. I kept reading blogs and getting ideas. When the time was right, I asked the coach to put me back in the game. "C'mon coach, I'm ready to run again."
I'm back in the game. I'm trying to regain lost yards. I will plow down the field until I'm in new territory. I may get benched now and then, but in the back of my mind, the thought and the thrill of getting back in the game will always be in my mind.
You've got a lot to lose? Break it up. First do 10, then do it again! You gained 16 pounds on your sidelined hiatus? First do 10, then do it again! Yep, I like it.
First and 10! Do it again!! Rah Rah Rah!!!
A wink and a smile
5 years ago