Accountability it's even discussed in the Bible. It's really a big scary word if you over analyze it. Who are we accountable to? What are we accountable for? Why does accountability really matter?
I am learning that this word is a huge factor in my success in getting healthy. Holding myself accountable for what goes into my mouth, my actions and my choices in everything. In the past I have always bargained with myself. If I eat this pizza I will walk the dog later, or I will get to the gym to make up for this. The bargain also included since your eating pizza you might as well have some ice cream for dessert, because I am planning on going to the gym. Next step, I don't really want to go to the gym so picking up my house and vacuuming will be like a workout...the bargaining goes on and on. I had no accountability to myself, no paying attention to anything other than that immediate satisfaction of what I wanted. My lack of accountability has snowballed me to where I am now. I think lack of accountability/responsibility also leads you to sabotage yourself. Easier to put it on everything and every where else than where it belongs.
No more bargaining allowed. I am learning to step back and think about why I'm standing in front of the refrigerator not acting immediately on the whim of what I think I want to eat. I have rescheduled with the trainer and will not waste his time or mine. I am learning that healthy does not mean deprived.
I am accountable to God, myself, my family in all my choices and yes accountability matters without it I would weigh a ton.
Happy notes: Down 3.5 pounds, enjoying juicing (at least once a day) and getting better at racquetball.
Remember to tell yourself something positive about yourself today.