Hey you! You with your face in the cookie plate over there! Listen up.
I like to make up my own acronyms every once in a while. Today’s is AON, which stands for all or nothing.It’s running related, but sufferers tend to suffer with it in all areas of their lives.
Today’s TOTR topic is wrapping up our year, but I’m doing that in tomorrow’s Wednesday Word post (see ya back here tomorrow!).
AON & Running
You’ve got 8 miles on your training schedule but you only have time for 5. What do you do? If you suffer from AON, you might ditch the run altogether because you can’t do what is on your schedule.
The truth? Any run, no matter what length, is a win. Even 5 or 10 minutes will help you stay fit. And if you can’t find a full hour, 10 minutes here, 10 minutes there will make a big difference.
Yes, it’s okay to split up runs sometimes. Better something than nothing — make that your new mantra!
AON & Eating
You overindulged at the holiday luncheon at work. Or a family brunch. Or both. What do you do? If you suffer from AON, you might think: “I blew it, I might as well just keep eating and start again tomorrow . . . or Monday . . . or in the new year“.
Which is exactly how so many people gain weight — this time of year, or any other time of year. One bad meal won’t cause you gain 50 pounds. Even a few days of bad meals won’t cause you to gain 50 pounds.
Consistently bad meals? Throwing in the towel because of a bad meal? Yeah, that’s where the weight gain comes from. Every snack, every meal, ever nibble is a chance to get back on track.
As my Weight Watchers leader likes to say, throwing in the towel because you overindulged is like slashing the rest of your tires because you found one tire slashed.
AON & Cleaning
I’m afraid this is one I still suffer with. Probably because I don’t want to clean. I want things to be clean, but I don’t want to put in the effort to make them clean. Especially since I know I just have to do the same things the next week . . . and the next . . . forever & amen.
Yet when I force myself to do one small thing, I often find myself doing more. Much like running, it’s taking that first “step”. Just a little bit of cleaning will make you feel better.
I really hope I can get you thinking about AON, how you suffer from it in your life, and how it’s not doing you any favors.
SIBTN: Something is better than nothing. Always!