If you had a flat tire on your car that caused you to pull off the road, delaying you from getting where you want to go, would you (a) fix the tire and get back on the road or (b) go around and flatten all the other tires making absolutely sure you would never get to your intended destination?
I was watching a lecture being given by Rachel Cosgrove, a fitness professional, the other day and she was discussing common nutritional set backs she sees time and again from her customers. She spoke about how many of them will come into the gym after the weekend and admit that they fell off the clean eating wagon. They started out with a plan of action to eat well, said plan was diverted, so they decided that instead of getting back on track the next day, that they would throw the plan out the window and eat their way through the rest of the weekend.
She called this blown tire syndrome: They blew one tire; they might as well blow them all! Not too logical. I imagine that most of you answered (a) to the question at the beginning, you would fix the tire and get back on the road. So why do so many of us do something that is so illogical, not only in terms of our nutrition but also our life. How many times have you experienced a setback and just given up on your plans because it was not working out the way you anticipated?
Next time you blow a tire, fix it and get back on the road to where you want to go instead of flattening all the other tires making absolutely sure you will never get to your intended destination.