Stop Blaming and Take Responsibility of Your Own Health

Your responsibility to yourself is to understand that all bodies are created by their owners!

Haven’t made a choice as to whether you believe taking responsibility in your health and fitness will give you control of your life? Then the following will help you to decide whether you are actually ready to take control and get whatever goal you want.

What is responsibility or responsible? came up with a few good definitions that are in line with my thoughts:

Responsible *

  1. Answerable or accountable, as for something within one’s power, control, or management.
  2. Involving accountability or responsibility.
  3. Chargeable with being the author, cause, or occasion of something.
  4. Having a capacity for moral decisions and therefore accountable; capable of rational thought or action.

Just think of the word responsibility for second now: Response-ability. Basically, “it’s your ability to respond in any given situation and it’s your choice how you do that – constructive or deconstructive?”

Regardless of how bad life or your past health has been, that’s history, which was then. How are YOU going to change things for the better now? It’s your responsibility to make a choice.

My belief is that all that happens to you in life is a result of a choice you make, consciously or subconsciously. For example, you chose that relationship, you chose that job, and you chose that direction in health.

Now, don’t think of this the wrong way though, because it actually empowers you. It gives you the ability to take control of your own destiny and make decisions based on what you want (or what you don’t want). Yes, you get the choice whether you make you healthy and body extraordinary or just ordinary. Sound good doesn’t it?

Of course this is my belief, so you can do what you’d like with it. However, with that in mind, I want you to think about a situation that you really hated being in? Is it being overweight or fat? Is it being too skinny? Was it a bad relationship? A crap job? A lack of money?

Now ask yourself. Did you ever get anywhere blaming someone or something else for the experience or justifying why you are in that situation? Your ability to take control of your life is simply a matter of how your respond. Use your Response-Ability to focus your energy on improving your life, regardless of the situation.

Take Control of Your Body, Healthy and Life… Now!

Here is your fork in the Road. It’s your choice; do you want to design your body for life?

The topic of responsibility could go on forever, but here I am going to ask you and provide you with some great information on the responsibility concept in the personal growth model and how you can take responsibility and start really taking control of yourself.

Choosing the path of responsibility will empower you and you will have no option but to create the results you want to achieve success in all areas. Not just with your body, and that’s what you really want isn’t it?

This is empowerment at its best, and basically, you have 3 options here:

1. Laying Blame

In general people often lay the blame on someone or something else when things don’t go to plan, or they have failed at something. An example of this is blaming your partner, friends, parents or even yourself from stopping you doing something (i.e. having a low self esteem, no confidence, no time, no money, no knowledge, etc.)

2. Justifying

Is the person in this scan really big boned?
Is the person in this scan really big boned?

Then there is justification. Justifying is when you lie to people and even worse yourself as to why you haven’t done something, even known as an excuse. For example, I can’t exercise because there isn’t a gym close enough to me, I have no time, or I am to old, or I will never lose weight, it’s my metabolism, I’m big boned. I really could go on forever here, but I am sure you get the point.

Now the question is here – when you blame someone or something or justify a situation – are you in control? Or have you given the power to someone or something else?

As you can see taking those roads (left or right) won’t lead you straight on to the path to success with anything, however…

3. By Taking Responsibility…

You start to become empowered by taking control and understanding that everything that what happens in your life is a direct result or you doing something or not doing something. If you understand that, you now have the power to change it!

It’s easier for us to lay blame or justify, and that’s why most of the time we do it. It’s a difficult concept to understand at first but when you do, then you will feel truly empowered and you will be in a great position to design and control your path towards your goals.

Here is what you can do, but only if you wish too, the choice is always yours and as airy fairy as that sounds the truth is, it’s not what happens to you, it’s what you do with what happens to you.

When something hasn’t worked out (i.e. goals) or gone to plan, accept the pain that’s been created and use the energy in a way that you can start taking more or different actions (or responsibility) and change the situation to something that will be more pleasurable. This way you will be in control and you will be able to find a way out of anything. Rather than accept defeat because of someone or something else, which yes, can also sometimes be out of your scope of control.

I want you to think of times where this may of happened to you, such as where you have blamed or justified and ask yourself are you in control or out of control in that situation? Then turn it around – ask yourself what can I do today, right now to make things happen. So that I can start taking control of my health, body and life by taking responsibility and become empowered to achieve whatever I want.

It’s up to you to use this response-ability concept to your advantage, and remember if it’s to be, it’s up to me!

* “responsible.” Unabridged (v 1.1). Random House, Inc. 27 Jun. 2008.


As a Trainer and Coach for over 10 years now, I've helped many people reach their goals as well as achieve my own including having lost 35kg. I'm my very own guinea pig when it come to achieving a fitter, healthier life and now I'm here to help you. Start by signing up to the Really Really Fit newsletter, Free Book and Video training that will change your mindset and life.

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