The wagon

Friday, September 07, 2012

Back on the wagon. That was my thought today as I signed up for a Biggest Loser challenge at work today. It's so deflating to have to start all over again. So rather than get hung up on the negative, I decided to turn this into a positive.
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My wagon is a wooden cart with big round wheels and a pair of stallions pulling it. Hmmm...I like that. My wagon is on a perpetual path towards my goal...only the goal got sideswiped a couple months ago. You see, I set out this year to lose a pound a week. My wagon was heading down that path until Temptation stood in the way.

So my stallions took another path. It was quite hilly...up a few (pounds)...then down a few...until they became hopelessly confused and came to a complete stop. Stamping their hooves and snorting in disgust. I realize now they lost their way because I let go of the reins. I lost control. I lost sight of my goal.
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Today...I am taking control. I'm taking the reins again. My wagon is moving forward again...and hopefully "down" the right path...towards my goal. This time, my wagon is full of the tools I need to make it a successful journey. My dog is with me... emoticon we'll go for brisk walks. My iPad is tucked in too. It will keep me plugged in for daily Sparking. I think there is even room for my bike...that will give my stallions a break. My alarm clock... emoticon with fresh batteries so I won't miss any early morning workouts.

Along this path, I'll stop by my Zumba class a couple nights a week... emoticon dancing is so much fun! There's still room for my ankle and wrist weights....and my resistance bands. Lastly, I'll have a ready lunchbox full of my favorite healthy foods. And not to mention frequent water breaks.

Yeah...this time I see myself in my little wooden wagon on the right path. Making a steady course for my goal. It's too late to make 52lbs this year....but with any luck, I can shed 40. And that's a goal I can live with! emoticon

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    Atta girl! We're glad you're back! You definitely need to just look forward...and don't worry about the derailment. I went through one of those this year, too...due to an employment change. But you know, I've only gone through one of those in 11 I should be good for awhile...right? My other challenge is traveling. I have not managed to stay on plan when traveling. However, I don't travel that much, either. So, even though there are still those instances that are knocking me off track, I figure if I can plow through the majority of things...and the normal daily stuff...I will be on track for the majority of the time...and that will work. Just keep getting right back on track asap when you find yourself off track. Hope you are having a great weekend! Keep up the good work! Thanks for the encouragement! Spark on! emoticon emoticon
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    good going. Love the attitude.
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    3162 days ago
    Well done! Love the metaphors. emoticon
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