Does your diet sometimes a “1 Step Back, 2 Steps Forward” or worse “2 Steps Back, 1 Step forward?” I have read many blogs and message boards on dieting and that seems normal. A perfect ride to your goal is just not going to happen.
Buzz Aldrin, astronaut, said the trip to the moon wasn’t as easy as depicted in the media. They had to make course corrections every ten minutes. Some were as bad as 90 degrees. When they got to the moon, they had a 500 miles landing area, and they managed to get only a few feet into that area. Their computers back then were primitive compared to today. The average smart phone has more computing power.
So if going to the moon wasn’t that easy, dieting isn’t easy either. You must make some course corrections along the way. There will be times when you take “1 Step Back, 2 Steps Forward.” At least you are making progress. You are heading to the goal.
If you are taking “2 Steps Back, 1 Step forward?” then you need to make drastic corrections because you aren’t making any progress. You need to look at why you are dieting and re-commit to the cause.
Sometimes the goal seems far away, like the moon. It seems impossible, but like firing off the face of the earth, at least you are on your way. Take time to look back at where you have been. Maybe you are losing pounds slowly—very slowing, but at least you are losing.
The goal is always before you. If you head for the moon, it is a long ways away, but you can see the goal and can set your sights on the target. You will have to make course corrections along the way. You will learn what works and what doesn’t. You will learn that your journey to the moon isn’t always easy, but it’s possible. Never quit.