Sunday, November 18, 2012
Today I had a realization. Sure I can always improve in the eating habits. Sure I can always do more in the exercise department. Sure I can do all the meditation and stress-reducing things that come my way. I can even give a list of goals and other things that helps to motivate me along my journey. However, what I realized I don't have is...someone to whom I can be accountable.
Naturally, I encourage and coach others on to their successes. I don't do this for myself. Why? Because I can always find a way to wiggle out of it if it's just me. Also, I'm a natural people pleaser. If I'm only accountable to me, then there is no one but me to help me through the tough times. I don't do well in tough times. Tough times to me can range from being alone and in a depressed mood from not losing weight to Thanksgiving and other large holiday meals. Having someone to whom I'm accountable (because of my people pleasing nature) allows me to stay on track by choosing better, doing more and thinking smarter. Having someone to call my bluffs and to ask the questions helped me lose 80 pounds the last time so I know it's part of my recipe for success again.
So I'm going to have to find me an accountability partner. Someone who's wanting to lose weight too as well as can respect the fact that my journey may be longer than theirs. So far that's what I'm looking for in an accountability partner. Is there anything else I should ask for in an accountability partner? Leave your answers below!