Accountability Is A Beautiful Thing!!
Thursday, July 28, 2016
So you know how sometimes you know something but then you have a moment where you realize how true it is. Yep, having that moment now. I KNOW the power of accountability because I've experienced it in the past but what I've realized is that if you don't submit yourself to that accountability it's as useful as a treadmill that isn't plugged in.
I've had my best success on this journey when I've been accountable to someone other than myself. Whether it be my accountability partner or you who consistently read my blogs or even a Sparkteam that I'm doing a Challenge with, it's ALWAYS an extra push to know that making a certain decision isn't just letting you down but this other person/s.
This sunk in to me in soooo many ways today. Firstly this morning I woke up and I was not in the mood to go hopping and jumping and down on the floor with Shaun T but guess who was counting on me, my DH and so I did it! Then after ALL that I was not in the mood to do my PiYo because if it's one thing Insanity:Max 30 knows how to do it's to leave you SPENT but then I remembered that I said in my blog yesterday that I'd be following both programs until my body said otherwise (which it really wasn't this morning-that was more mind than anything else) and so you guessed it I did it.
Then this afternoon my DH and I went to a meeting this morning that lasted WAY longer than expected and so since the last time we'd eaten was breakfast, we bought the first thing we could. Now was it healthiest thing no it wasn't but did I eat all of it NO I DIDN'T. And why was this you ask, was it some amazing willpower on my part. No it DEFINITELY wasn't. Instead it was knowing that you're all cheering me on to do this thing and so I can't let you down.
And so because of ACCOUNTABILITY, I got not one but two workouts in this morning AND I'll be staying within my calorie range today. So
for that. I know it's hard to travel this journey alone and so that's why I recommend that if you don't have an accountability partner get one or if you feel that's not for you join a team or start writing some blogs. Then you can see, how beautiful accountability can be! Let's all