You rest.....you rust!
Wednesday, September 15, 2010
I saw that on a sign at a craft show..and decided it's my new motto. It's so darned true. I've been miserable from horrendous skin rashes and severe allergy-like reactions since the last time I pulled down trees in the woods....so I holed up in the house for a few days. And sure 'nuff....I rested & I rusted!
So I managed a one-day streak (what?!! No trumpets or showers of "congratulations!"). Plenty of water, good food choices, exercise, no snacks...awesome day! The next day, I blew it. Whaaaaat happened?
Today I finally hiked up the mountain despite rumors of mountain lions "screaming" and a moose guarding the trail. I saw evidence of neither and managed to burn 630 calories. So I'm encouraged again.
Boy, you have to really stay alert on this journey...just a couple of days of inattention and the old habits come storming back in. But the reverse is also possible: one day of success results in feeling healthy and back in control. Stay alert....and don't start rusting!