If I set my alarm clock for 6:00 AM stating that I am going to start my day by working out, do I snooze my alarm several times, skip the chance to work out and decide I deserve a little more sleep? If I do this day after day, am I keeping my word to myself?
If I tell myself I want to lose weight and treat my body with greater respect, giving it the raw materials that it needs to do its job, do I then justify eating treats, sweets or foods that I had determined to avoid? Am I treating myself with integrity and honesty?
When I ignore my to do list and the steps that I determined would be best to help me reach my goals, and stall, distract myself, get busy in a less important task or spend an hour on Facebook, then I am lying to myself and breaking the deal I made with myself.
If I compromise with myself and neglect to follow through with what I have told myself I will do, then I begin to feel guilt and don't even believe myself anymore. Since I have to live with me for the rest of my life, isn't it important that I know I can count on myself and that I will do what I have determined is in my own best interest?