How Accountability Works
I’ve shared before how this blog began as simply a way to keep myself accountable with a few bike riding friends and how it eventually got discovered by some friends in the media and, before I knew it, my little project had taken on a life for itself far beyond what I intended.
But at the heart of SuperHealthyMe remains the accountability issue.
I share all these often embarrassing challenges and weight disclosures and struggles to remain accountable.
As the weight has come off, people have been noticing and many have discovered this blog and follow the posts and my tweets. This includes some coworkers.
Every workplace has what is typically known as the stash.
You know what I mean. Perhaps it’s a coworker’s desk. A meeting room Maybe it’s in the work room. A receptionist’s candy desk. The lunch room. Maybe, like my work place, it’s all of the above.
And those places are as dangerous to someone watching their weight as a bar is an alcoholic.
Those stashes are places where you can always find something to eat. Donuts. Leftover birthday cake. Cookies. Candy. Junk that your coworkers bring in to share.
I almost gave in the other day. I had been up very early to squeeze in a workout. I exhausted my breakfast protein and it was still too early for my noon green smoothie. And I found myself making my way to the stash. In my case, a coworker’s cubicle where I knew were some peanut butter crackers in those little cellophane packages.
What kept me from reaching in wasn’t conscience or willpower. It was accountability.
I knew my coworkers would see, know that I slipped and that SuperHealthyMe had just fallen off the wagon.
So, I resisted the urge and, true to all food temptations, it soon passed.
Who do you have that knows you are trying to eat and live healthy?
Share what you are doing.
Knowing that others know will help you say no.