That was some game.
I have to admit, at 21-3 I thought New England still could get back in the game. At 28-3 …well I wasn’t so sure.
Then Tom Brady and company did what they do best.
They took it one play at a time. One play became a drive. One drive became a score. One score led to another and then it happened…
I mean, really, was there a soul out there who left that fourth quarter thinking Atlanta had a chance?
When that coin toss fell New England’s way it may as well have been last rites on a wonderful season by a very talented Falcons team.
Contrary to popular belief, life is not about lessons. It is about applied lessons.
So what did we learn from the game that could relate to our fitness and nutrition.
- It is never too late to stage a comeback- I know you may be frustrated right now and it may seem like you will never get back in shape, but there is hope. It takes one step then another
- Playing off that point above, embrace the small victories. New England could not score 30 points on one drive, nor could they execute a score every play. It took a 10 yard completion here, a 5 yard run there. Move the chains and execute before you know it they were back in the game.
- Have faith in the plan. Bill Belichick said after the game that they weren’t too worried at halftime because what they were doing was working on offense. They moved the ball, they executed well but just didn’t have the results. That is so true when it comes to dieting and training. We want results NOW . But, it doesn’t always work that way. If you know you are consistent and your plan makes sense, have faith.
I’m not a New England fan by any means, but I do respect the hell out of their success. As the clichéd phrase goes, success does often leave clues. We would be crazy not to follow those clues to find for success of our own!