Remember the recent CHOCOLATE CAKE analogy? Oh, and the GAS TANK analogy from my one year bandiversary post?
Are you ready for another analogy? Don't you roll your eyes at me! :) Keep reading...a cheesy analogy is forthcoming.
I think of the road to weight loss and healthy living as a huge freeway..."The Freeway of Health".
I know where I am headed and how to get there. "Just stay on the freeway", I think to myself.
I'm zipping along in my imaginary car and I get to stay on the freeway as long as I eat well and exercise. Great and wonderful things happen on the freeway of health: fitting into tiny cute clothes, having tons of energy, no dependence on medications...I could go on and on of the fabulousness that happens on the freeway of health.
Sometimes on the freeway, there is major traffic and things slow down, but I still know that I am headed in the right direction.
But unfortunately, every couple of miles their are exit ramps with signs that say:
- "Baskin Robbins Ice Cream"
- "Sleep in this morning and skip Zumba class...won't that be nice?"
- "Yummy candy and snacks in the break room, stop by and eat some before they're all gone!"
Sure, these exits provide me with a quick fix, but I know that the more exits that I get off at, the longer it will take for me to find my way back to the freeway, and even more time that it will take me to get to my final destination. We all know that backtracking is NOT fun.
I may not always stay on my freeway of health as it is a constant challenge. But I am proud to announce that about 10 minutes ago I successfully passed by the "Starbucks Vanilla Bean Frappaccino" exit.