We really need to have an only in America regular feature here. Cause here’s another one for the list.

Did you see the security video that went viral the other week about the cyclist vs the drawbridge?

They must have thought they were special or had some Dukes of Hazards type vehicle that could jump over an opening bridge, 

because they thought the boom gates coming down to stop traffic when a drawbridge is opening didn’t apply to them.

Now, you don’t have to be the sharpest tool in the shed to realise that it’s probably in your best interests to stop if the boom gate is coming down.

There’s normally a bridge opening or a train passing depending on where you’re at.

But this genius thought otherwise.

Tried to weave around the gates, thought “I’ve got this” and got clipped on the way nearly sending them off their bike. 

Maybe cop the tip then?

Nah. Keep riding and guess what happened? They fell through the opening gap the bridge left.

Seriously, do you ever fear for the future of mankind with this type of stuff happening?

Now, obviously it wasn’t the best decision that they’d ever made and hopefully they weren’t seriously hurt.

Luckily, they didn’t fall all the way into the water. 

The longer footage showed bystanders helping them out of the crevice.

Although you’d hope they learn their lesson.

But what it does remind me of is all the stupid decisions that people can make when it comes to some of their past dieting failures. 

Even training failures.

Hopefully they weren’t as severe as the star of this story but you get my point.

We can all have our moments when an idea wasn’t as good as it seemed initially.

Maybe you’ve got one of those ab king pro or whatever they were called folded away in the garage somewhere?

Or maybe you tried one of those old lemon detox diets where you drank this ‘magic’ potion and stopped eating for a couple of days?

I know I’ve had my share.

Got sucked into a pyramid type product back in the day when I first started out where you pay something like $75/mth for some fruit and vegetable powders that you could only buy through a distributor.

That was a lot of money for a young bloke back in the early 2000’s.

So I’m not calling shots from up on my high horse.

I’ve been there too.

But whatever your past massive facepalm moment was, it doesn’t matter.

The main thing is to draw that line in the sand.

Learn from it and move on.

Realise that every time you hop on your bike, or hop on your ‘eating healthy’ bike for want of a better phrase, you have a chance to start again.

To make up for the errors of the past.

And realise that not every single time is going to result in you getting burned and that things can work for you.

That’s one of the reasons why the DPM Food Plan works so well. 

You don’t have to buy a magic potion that you can only buy from me.

That should ring alarm bells for you if you ever come across that.

It’s sustainable and something that is very simple to follow even with your busy life.

And if that sounds like something you’d be interested in finding out more about, click the link below and you can find out more about the DPM sessions and how it can work for you.



PS – here’s the link to the cyclist video if you think I’m making it up!

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