Who is Responsible for Your Actions?

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My Walking Accountability Chart. It only took a few minutes to make on my computer. Now I can keep a log of my mileage for not only the month, but for the whole year as well. Just one way that I hold myself accountable for keeping it up.

I asked this question to someone the other day and they looked at me kind of funny.  They said, “What do you mean who’s responsible?”  They responded, ” I am, of course.”  Almost everyone who is asked this question, would say the same thing, but knowing you are responsible for your actions and taking responsibility to change those actions are two different things.

Many people use excuses to not exercise and make healthier food choices.  Excuses can range from, I’m too tired to exercise to, but without fried foods I would just die.  Which, in truth, you are more likely to have major health problems and could possibly die from years of eating fried foods than you would be if you only eat them once or twice a month, or avoid them all together.  Excuses are used to make your own self feel less guilty about something.  People like to shift blame off themselves and onto other people or things, which in turn, makes the individual feel less at fault about the wrong that’s been done or the bad decision that may have been made.  Taking responsibility for your own actions is very important.  You and you alone are responsible for what you eat, and whether or not you exercise or not.  No one else.

I encourage you to make a commitment to stop making excuses for things you are responsible for.  If you don’t exercise, it’s no one’s fault but yours.  If you don’t eat healthy, or at least cut back on the amount of bad foods, it’s no one’s fault but yours.  Let go of the excuses and challenge yourself  to exercise, live better and be healthier.  No more excuses.

Here are a couple links:

Take Responsibility for Your Health and Weight

This second link has a lot of really good stuff in it.  Really enjoyed reading it.  Check it out.

Take Responsibility for Your Life

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