I’m always compelled to write about what seems to be coming up in my life because I have found that there is always a message nestled in there for me to share.
Right now, I am encountering a running theme of dealing with vendors that promise the world and either don’t deliver on time or at all.
This has put me in an uncomfortable space a few different times now.
I’m not one that likes confrontation (although I’m sure my family would beg to differ) and I definitely don’t get excited about having the difficult conversations... you know, the ones where I have to stand up for myself and ask for the things promised to me.
What has become glaringly obvious to me is that there is an abundance of people out there that lack drive, integrity, or both.
I know what this looks like because there have been times in my life when I lacked follow-through and my word wasn’t impeccable.
Every time I promised to do something and then failed to do it, the lack of integrity sat heavy with me. And I do mean heavy. The weight I was carrying was just one more thing that kept me up at night.
In my opinion, there is a direct correlation between being impeccable with my word and how I feel about myself. When I took control of my weight and health, my word suddenly became much more important.
I took full responsibility for my actions, towards myself and others. I stopped losing sleep over the things that used to keep me up late at night.
Committing to YOU
You might be wondering what this has to do with you.
As you embark or continue on this keto journey, you’ll experience triggers. Those triggers may send you down a dark hole with the only solace being found in the box of stale cookies stuffed into the furthest corner of your pantry.
Trust me when I say that not being impeccable with your word, to your own self, may be one of those triggers.
How many times have you sworn a sacred oath that you would finally lose the weight, get a handle on your health, or both? And how many times have you cheated yourself out of that victory? How did that leave you feeling?
This time can be different... if you choose to be different.
Every time you say you’re going to do something, like that yoga class or skipping the dessert table, show up for yourself.
Every time you commit to taking these lifestyle changes to the next level, do it. No excuses. I’ve said it before, but it’s worth repeating, you can either make excuses or you can make it happen. You can’t do both.
So before you commit to doing something, make sure you have the integrity and follow-through to actually do it.
If not, this will show up somewhere else in your life. A lot of times it shows up on the scale or in lack of health. Or lack of sleep.
Ain’t nobody got time for sleepless nights!