The fast is over and tomorrow I will reveal the results. I’m seriously excited to see what the final tally will be and where I will go from there. For today, let’s talk about your support system.
Accountability, authentic, and transparency are super-cool buzzwords that people like to throw around these days. Ultimately it is about people being personally accountable for their actions and outcomes and not putting on a face for the world.
I AM HORRIBLE AT THIS
I really don’t think I know very many people who are good at this. We all put on a show and let people in only on a surface level. I don’t necessarily think that you need to tell everyone you see all of your business, but you do need people in your life that hold you accountable and push you to do more.
“I want the kind of friends that love me enough to meet me where I am but love me so much not to leave me there”
I don’t know where I hear this, but it is not my quote. I believe we want, crave, and need these kind of relationships in our lives. What in the world does this have to do with juicing (I told you the other day that this stuff is just like relationships)?
I don’t think there is any way that I could have done this fast without the help and support of my coworkers that undertook it with me. The reason I know this is because I have always quit on these kind of life change/health events within the first third of the adventure. And I have tried short, long, exercise, diet, and activity changes that were much, much easier than fasting yet I didn’t have near the success.We went through all the mess together. We texted each other when we struggled. We celebrated each and every day with each other. We could understand each other’s misery.
There was something magical about coming in each day and knowing that everyone I was looking at all day was in the same boat as I am.
I guess I need to formally thank my coworkers for doing this nonsense. I couldn’t have made it through the third day without knowing that I would be put on the spot the next day about the waffle I consumed. If you are even a little, itty-bitty, teensy bit interested in maybe juicing then I would say find someone who is going to do this with you. Preferably someone who you interact with daily. I’m sure there is someone at your office or your house or in your neighborhood that could lose a couple of LB’s and would team up with you.
Challenge extended–movement to be continued
Now for the real reason that I wrote this post: