Wednesday, October 12, 2011

October Unabashed

I fell off the wagon tonight.  Yup, that's right, screwed up the cleanse.  Ate almost 3 oz of dark chocolate.  That doesn't sound like much, but believe me, it was a lot.  I grubbed it like there was no tomorrow.  Definitely a binge moment, and I am not proud.  But I am honest, and thought you deserved to know.  Everyone makes mistakes and gives in to temptation sometimes.  The key is to not get carried away and to learn from our mistakes.  Appreciate mistakes for what they are- a part of ourselves.

I can take accountability for my indulgence.  I know it was not good for my body and I know that it affected my body's cleansing processes.  I also know that it wasn't the end of the world.  Tomorrow I won't make the same mistake, and life will go on.  My cleanse will be successful and I will feel great about myself for sticking with it and making a commitment to my health. 

Self defeating behaviors arise when we can't allow ourselves to make a mistake without losing faith in our ability to make good decisions.  In other words, when we give up trying simply because we screwed something up.  Where would we be if all our great thinkers, activists and inventors would have just given up when they didn't get it right the first time?

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