Imagine for a moment that you are riding a horse…I know you may not yet have had the pleasure like I have, but you’ve likely seen plenty of folks on TV or online to at least get the idea.
Ok…so you’re galloping along (which is faster than trotting, but not a full out run and your enjoying the scenery. The sun is shining and your surroundings are beautiful. All you hear is the rhythmic sounds of your horse’s feet hitting the ground and the snort from your horse breathing.
All of a sudden you hit a tree branch and are knocked to the ground flat on your face.
Your horse being an awesome, owner-loving-horse (nothing like my last horse Malika) stops just a few dozen feet ahead of you and does what horses do…immediately starts grazing on some grass next to the trail.
I share this somewhat painful imagery to hammer home a point of getting back in the saddle.
So, what should I do if I’ve cheated on my weight loss nutrition plan, or I’ve missed my workout three days in a row, or I binged on Chocolate Cake & Ice Cream last night…whatever the personal “failure” it doesn’t matter.
So, in a sense you’ve lost some momentum somewhat like you just did on your imaginary horse. So, what?
The good news is that its’ only been a little while since you were riding the horse off into the fat loss sunset, before you decided to gracefully (on your own accord) dismount and take a break. again…Ouch!
In our Christian Fatloss Program (not yet released as of the time I’m posting this) I designed some breaks from the diet & exercise on purpose. It’s helpful by design. It allows your body & mind a reset the system of sorts and help break up any thoughts of monotony.
So, partner, its time to saddle up and start back down the trail to your Spiritual & Physical Recovery. Dust yourself off (get rid of any bad foods you’ve might of indulged in during your free/cheat days) pick yourself up (get ready to exercise & eat clean again) and mount up.
It’s much easier mounting this horse this time, than it was when you started, isn’t it? You’ve likely made some gains and had some small victories. Allow yourself to celebrate them. You are a Victory In Progress.
Your new title: V.I.P.
Doesn’t that feel great?
Celebrate now…take a quick look down the road from where you came from and turn back down the road to a healthier happier You!
So, what changes have you made in your life so far that you can celebrate? Any diet or exercise changes? drop any pounds (or stones for my UK friends) that we can celebrate with you? Please share in the comments below…