Seems like an easy concept to grasp, however, have you ever thought you messed up so bad that you want to make yourself look good to others and lie and say you did something when you didn't? I have. But I ask you this...who cares? It really isn't that big of a deal. If you mess up and own up to it, then you are more likely to not want to feel that guilt again and not do it next time. If you lie, no-one else actually knows you messed up and you just feel guilty internally for a little bit. That doesn't help anyone.
So the goal for this week...for me too...is to NOT LIE. I am going to own up to my mistakes. Log it, deal with it. Tell your accountability buddy, and own up to it. Take ownership for what you messed up doing so someone can help you in the future.
I have an accountability buddy. This week, she messed up, and I messed up. We both did something we were trying not to do and knew it wasn't the best decision. We both owned up to it. We said...I messed up yesterday. The reaction was...let's do better today. So that is my takeaway from this. First don't lie to yourself. Log what you did and be ok with it. Move on. If you have an accountability buddy, tell them you need extra encouragement the next day because you messed up. If you don't have a buddy, find out. Feel free to reach out to me and I will be it. We all need someone to help us out. But our buddies don't know we need help, if we aren't honest with them.
So...honesty...and accountability. Own your mistakes. Rat yourself out. Move on the next day with some extra help from a buddy. Fee free to email me if you need a buddy!
My name's Amanda and this is a blog about my story and my life. My hope is to motivate some of you to get going on your weight-loss journey as well as help people along the way. If you have questions about how to get started, or anything else, feel free to ask.