Accountability

13 Aug

Unaccountable people are quick to complain and slow to act. In life, lack of accountability is a highly contagious disease.

They say things like “I didn’t know, “I don’t have time,” ” That’s just the way I am,” “Nobody told me,” “It isn’t really hurting anyone.”

They pretend ignorance while hiding behind doors, computers, paperwork, jargon and other people.

Unaccountable people are into excuses, blaming others, putting things off, doing the minimum, acting confused and playing helpless. Unaccountable people are quick to complain and slow to act.

In life, lack of accountability is a highly contagious disease.

I dont want to be a contagious disease! The one thing that has helped up until now is me being accountable for myself, my actions and my weight. In doing so I’ve cut out the drinking and partying and taken in more  veggies and water.

One thing that I have not been accountable for lately which puzzles me is EXERCISE..

I cant seem to get motivated to move.  I have a gym membership.. I even have a brand new elliptical in the box. I recently purchased the ProForm Total Trainer Elliptical with iFit® Technology its the one with Jillian’s voice that has 10 workouts designed by her. (I really should be ashamed that its still in the box it was delivered July 28th!)

web pic since mine is still in the box

I come up with a million reasons why I cant exercise on a daily basis. Most of them are based on being too tired after work or just wanting to veg out. How do people get to the place where they LOVE to run or exercise?

I did exercise once this week. I did a Jillian video. I even took a picture before I started to prove it.

I have gym clothes. I have gym shoes. I’m not sure what stops me from doing the one thing that I know will eliminate these lbs to get me to my next mini-goal of 10lbs lost this month.

So although I just flat-ironed my hair and although I could just lay around this weekend. I’m dedicating myself back to movement. The elliptical will come out of the box and I will be moving at least 10,000 steps (approx 5 miles) a day everyday …starting TOMORROW! You didn’t think I’d change that fast ..did you?

I will come back here everyday to chronicle this movement as my own journal to myself and hopefully help encourage someone out there the way the fitbloggers I follow have inspired me!

So I’m counting on YOU  to be my long distance accountability by being here everyday to read my victories!

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2 Responses to “Accountability”

  1. Afro Deva August 14, 2010 at 4:53 pm #

    Congratulations Diva, You just broke through to the other side! Yay Yay Yay! Question have you detoxed as part of your weight loss journey and have you found Alkaline Water yet? Those are two of the secrets I share with women who take on my weight release program! Keep it going and know I am proud of you finally loving yourself enough to let the hair drama go!

  2. Afro Deva August 14, 2010 at 5:01 pm #

    The key is to find some sort of movement that you enjoy! For me its dancing. I love to dance and make it my business to get it in at least once a week! I teach Exoticise (Exotic Dance for fun & fitness) and I find that many women love it b/c it doesn’t occur as “working out.” Instead its like Sexiness training! We do belly dancing, striptease, lap dancing, and pole dancing. It may or may not work for you, but before I got into this, I would take all sorts of dance classes (Salsa, Tango, Hip Hop, African, etc). Also have you hit the weights or strength training yet? Take on Yoga and/or Pilates and work on building lean muscle vs lots of cardio if your goal is weight loss.

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