In any context where you are trying to change something – losing weight and getting fit are the ones that spring to mind – you are generally encouraged to make your intentions known, to be as public as possible, so that you have an accountability measure in place.
I am not sure that works. I mean, we are all generally very polite. I know to my health cost that no one I know would ever say “ummm Abigail, that is your third chocolate biscuit in ten minutes you may have now exceeded recommend calorie intake for today”. I thank you for not saying it, my waistline is mine, keeping judgements to yourself is highly appreciated.
But I can totally see why people reach out for that support, knowing that you are not in a solo battle with your own willpower is helpful indeed.
I know there is some cynicism about folk having a social media presence which makes them out to be eating only green foods and running a marathon every weekend, but I, for one think it’s great.
Keep posting your weight losses, your miles run this year, your pbs over 5k, the hours you have spent meditating, the number of books you have read, the distance you have covered with an injured knee, the artwork you have created, the allotment produce you have grown, and most of all your beautiful dogs, cats and children. I love it. I love your success and I love celebrating it with you virtually.
Creating good habits in what is an unhealthy world is hard. The negative judgement is within us and around us. We are all being the best we can be and let’s keep celebrating that.
Here’s to a weekend of sharing the successes. Just so you know, my aim is to sleep 26 hours between Friday evening and Monday morning. I’ll keep you posted on progress: 7/26 done so far.