Mondays are always long. Today was a little longer. No caffeine today. My husband and I made a pact, a wager, if you will, on who would crack this week. I'm determined to win and beat this accountability partner of mine.
Seriously, I'm grateful my husband is on this getting healthy journey with me. He never puts me down for my food choices. He is more logical, while I'm more emotional.
I fell off the caffeine wagon hard this weekend. He has much better self control than me and once I have it a few days, then I need (want) it every day. He is able to turn it down much easier.
With this bet we made, I don't think he can go all week without a Chick Fil-A breakfast trip and he doesn't think I can make it without ice cream and we both have to say no to sweet tea.
Even though the kids and I had a decent morning, all I could think about at lunch was making a Sonic run on our way home. But I refrained! A win. For now.
It's all about breaking habits and changing my mindset. I made it through the day, just fine without the tea. I'm a little more tired, but I feel better overall. I don't have all that sugar and caffeine running through my body. I know this! And it's still hard to say no.
My husband was a huge help, in that he stuck to his guns yesterday and didn't cave like I did, so I knew today I had to be better. Especially if I want him to be better too.
Now, I have to say he tried to sabotage me tonight though. He offered to get me frozen custard this weekend (just trying to be nice - and I said no). Apparently he was just planting the seed. Tonight he brought it up again. Almost trying to entice me. But I saw right through it. If I got ice cream, it would be like a free pass for his breakfast trip. I stood my ground and told him no Chick Fil-A for him, which meant no ice cream for me.
I also knew I wanted to write this post. Another strong factor to hold out. Accountability makes all the difference. Not just in eating, but in so many other areas of life.
We razzed each other tonight, but in the end we both want what's best for each other. We want to hold each other accountable without guilt trips. Before I got pregnant and was on paleo, he was there doing it with me. My motivation was more my accountability partner then though. Now, it's quite different and my motivation is strong, though not tangible. A baby is tangible; being healthy, not so much.
I'm grateful for his support and the support of a great accountability group with some amazing Godly women. We are in this together. God made us to be in community together and not be alone. That holds true for so many things. Stay true to whatever goals you are trying to meet; health, spiritual or otherwise and don't let anyone get you down (including yourself).
If you are struggling with whatever you are trying to change, find an accountability partner. Someone you can rely on and trust. Someone you can be vulnerable with and feel safe. But they also don't let you slide either. It makes more of a difference that you think. Good luck to you!
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Scripture/Quote of the Week:
For the Spirit God gave us does not make us timid, but gives us power, love and self-discipline.
2 Timothy 1:7
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