It can be so tempting to blame and hand over the power to something other than ourselves if things begin to veer away from our commitment. A couple decisions that fall outside of what we are working toward. A few unplanned meals or a bit of extra social eating and soon we are in a cross roads.
We can blame the parties, the BBQ’s, holidays, friends and family. We can justify that we have such a great healthy lifestyle that it’s fine to go off track and away from our commitment just for now. We can have reasons and circumstances and all sorts of things that get in our way. Things that get in the way of where we are going. Things that only derail us if we allow them to have our power.
If we become a victim of foods and situations and seasons we lose our power. Intention, direct acknowledgement of where we went off course and what we plan to do about it and then, action.
See the issue. Acknowledge the issue. Make a plan. Take an action. Clean it up.
When we become a victim of something we tend to perpetuate that story. We act in a way that draws that story to us. We bring those things that we would blame so that we can be right. If it keeps happening, we win. We win by losing. But we still win and then, when it comes time to take action on our commitment or to renew ourselves to it, we are so convinced that we are victims that the commitment can fade into the blame and shame cycle.
Don’t be a victim of food. Don’t let circumstance decide for you.
Clean it up.
Be. In. Action.