Road trip from Atlanta to California?
Why don't we diet like it's a trip across the country?
I've taken a moment to think what is ESSENTIAL FOR ROADTRIP SUCCESS! Without a doubt I cannot get to California WITHOUT putting some thought and planning into it. Just like you can't successfully diet without putting thought and planning into it! There is no "Let's just hop in the car and figure it out" to it! But this is EXACTLY WHY so many FAIL at their diets!
I'm NOT getting in the car with out the following!
Is the diet you are using one you even like? Do you know the rules to the plan of choice? Do you know WHY it works. That's usually in the first chapter or two graciously provided by the author, and keep this in mind, the author wants you to be successful...They believe they have the best diet out there!
HOW WILL WE GET THERE, this is critical...California is a long ways off! I'm not getting in the car without a plan and most likely it will concern you too. I don't like to go without directions. The "We'll figure it out as we go" model doesn't relax me! Without a map it will take longer, we'll get lost more often, and we might have to turn back "THIS is just too hard!"...Where is California anyways???
AND... I'm not EVEN getting in the car without a full tank and the assurance there is money for fuel for the entire trip! Our food is our gas and it fuels our trip and our lives! Keeping an eye on the gauge as well as putting in good fuel is critical...No gas, No go!
Funny thing is there is NO debate about these 3 components. You CAN'T get there without them! We all know you can't just HOP in the car and GO without them, yet this is how so many people DIET! They just jump in, without much awareness of WHAT they are doing. and HOW they are going to get there. They didn't set things up for Success probably because they know they can try again next Monday!
Next in this series: Billboards and Exit Ramps!