It’s a snowy day here in MN and it got me thinking about trying to drive in this weather.
Driving like a turtle, getting mad at speeding cars because “clearly they are idiots”, and white knuckling around corners.
And then every once in a while, thinking you can make it over a snowbank only to be proven wrong.
𝘋𝘳𝘪𝘷𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘪𝘯𝘵𝘰 𝘢 𝘴𝘯𝘰𝘸𝘣𝘢𝘯𝘬 𝘪𝘴 𝘬𝘪𝘯𝘥 𝘰𝘧 𝘭𝘪𝘬𝘦 𝘩𝘪𝘵𝘵𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘢 𝘸𝘦𝘪𝘨𝘩𝘵 𝘭𝘰𝘴𝘴 𝘱𝘭𝘢𝘵𝘦𝘢𝘶.
If you’re starting with enough speed and momentum, you’ll have a better chance of being successful.
But if you’re starting from a slow pace, your ass is getting stuck. No matter how hard you hit the gas, your wheels are left spinning and you end up frustrated.
Same goes for your metabolism.
If you’re a chronic dieter (intentionally or unintentionally), chances are your metabolism has adapted to a lower rate (lower speed).
When you try to drive through that snowbank (a weight loss plateau), you don’t have speed (metabolism) in your favor.
You probably know that hitting the gas is pointless when you’re stuck in a snowbank. But that is exactly what most people do when it comes to hitting a plateau.
You think you should just hit the gas 𝐡𝐚𝐫𝐝𝐞𝐫, work 𝐡𝐚𝐫𝐝𝐞𝐫, push 𝐡𝐚𝐫𝐝𝐞𝐫!
But like the snowbank, it’s probably just making it worse
Instead of getting mad at your car for getting stuck or angry at others for cruising past you, you might consider figuring out how to “unstuck” yourself.
How do you put the car in reverse so you can build up the speed and navigate around that snowbank?