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Accountability Is A Beautiful Thing!!

Thursday, July 28, 2016

Hey Sparkies,

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 emoticon 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 emoticon emoticon



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  • LIVINTODAY
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    1680 days ago
  • JUDITH316
    emoticon Blog, emoticon emoticon Chalecia for sharing...
    1680 days ago
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    I agree with you! I know we're in this together, especially being part of a team challenge..feels good to hear from you.
    1713 days ago
  • BABYBARNEY
    I felt the same as you today...birds of a feather...we fought the struggle together even though we didn't know it! I nixed my class practice since I have a 1 week grace from it...then started the cize workout # 1 short & easy...tried the 8 minute abs which was torturous (first time) & decided I couldn't give up so I did the 2cd cize routine...I kept hearing my inner voice say slack off...this is a recovery day. I decided to ignore it because my goal date is in my vision now...I WON'T DISAPPOINT myself or any sparkie that I've blogged to
    I tracked my food earlier & realized due to high cal. vitamin H20 that my calories were HIGH for any expected loss & over my daily intake so I am having 1/2 cob of corn & nixing my dessert...still to enjoy my BBQ turkey burger. The sacrifices will hold me accountable too!

    Like you, I use my teams & individual BUDDIES to keep me on track & whenever I see Shaun T in his CIZE & LIVE shirt, I get SUPER pumped to get with the program too!!!

    Let's hope tomorrow is a bit easier to be inspired by!
    1716 days ago
  • BEACHCALSIX
    finding someone to workout with is not easy. I am trying to join Sally running but she is twice my age and we have different time commitments/priorities. I've tried other people and they always don't show up or cancel. I still keep looking at the gym for someone. My husband works allll day long. You're lucky you have your hubby to work out with! Latch onto that and keep him interested.
    Sometimes I don't feel like working out and think of Sally haha so yes having someone to keep you accountable does work!!
    Great reminder!!
    Happy Friday! and hope you're not too sore from all the working out!! WOW emoticon
    1716 days ago
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  • SUGAR0814
    emoticon TYFS!!
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  • A-NEW-OLD-LAURA
    You rock, my friend! Good job!
    1717 days ago
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    Nice job!!!
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  • LESAMCHUGH1
    Thank you
    1717 days ago
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