Wednesday, April 09, 2014


Another day down.  I didn't do too badly yesterday.  Ate what I planned and exercised.

The last two nights after Zumba I've had conversations...and both nights something has come up.   Both nights I've made a comment.  "I am the one responsible for my health and my weight". My Zumba instructor is not responsible.  My husband is not responsible.  My doctor is not responsible.   There is only one person responsible and that is me!

Now in the course of the conversation we were talking about the 'what if's'.  What if our favorite Zumba instructor leaves, what if the class that I can attend with my schedule is cancelled, what it....   And I was saying 'I am responsible for my health.  I would be responsible for finding an akternate class or activity!   But now that the light of day has hit, I also realize that holy cow, that means that I'm responsible for everything!!!!!!

EVERYTHING!!!!  So what that means is when my husband wants to go our to eat three times a day (ok, maybe that's an exaggeration!)...I am still the one responsible for the food I put into my mouth at the restaurant!   When he backs out on a hike or a bike ride, I am still responsible for still getting done physical activity in!!  Rain, snow, hail, high winds???   I'm still responsible for getting the workout done.  Seriously, go to the gym!   Ride the exercise bike that's in the living room!!!  I am responsible for my behaviors!

So onward and upward.....and a slide down on the scales!!!


Leslie said...

I love this post because it is so true:) One thing I have really realized is that it is great to have support. Before I got so defensive when talking to others about getting healthy, but now I see how much value it adds. On the flip side I understand that on any given day my support team may be going through there own stuff. I have to have the strength inside myself to reach out and find alternative support and motivation when I need it. Before I would blame others too quickly, and say they let me down. Such an eye opener, but also sometimes can be overwhelming.

kathyj333 said...

You're right. And thanks for stopping by my site. I gotta remember I have a lot of support in the cyber world. And so do you.

Fran said...

True! But it's sometimes so easy to "blame" someone else because it's hard to stay responsible all the time. But you are doing great.

Rebooting Myself said...

So true! And that accountability means everything! You are the one making the choices here!

Excellent post!