That seems to be the buzzword from my clients for the week.
It’s funny how we as humans behave so much differently when we know someone is “watching” isn’t it?
I know I certainly do things quite differently when I have to be accountable to others.
Take my Group Fit classes for example. I teach 3 classes a week at the end of very long days. Sometimes I am just flat out exhausted by 7:00 pm when class starts. I know that if I didn’t have to be accountable to my students and lead them through their workouts, (they make me workout with them…and they can be so mean to me LOL 🙂), I most likely would go home and vege on the sofa.
And I am someone who friggen loves to workout!
But they hold me accountable and vice versa.
So when an online client approached me asking for help with her exercise routine (she wanted to start with just 1 day this week), I gave her a simple routine and told her to take a pic of her on her bike with the readout and send it to me at the end of the workout. I knew there was a possibility of her not doing the workout if I hadn’t asked for proof.
Damn if it didn’t work like a charm!!! In fact, she has now worked out 41 days so far this year and says it’s the accountability of checking in with me that has motivated her to keep going.
An in person client of mine couldn’t make it in to see me this week so she asked for something simple she could do at home. She knows how to exercise. She’s been working with me long enough to figure out some kind of routine for herself. But it’s just not the same unless you have someone to hold your feet to the fire.
Are you having trouble getting started or taking the first steps towards your goals whether they are fitness related or not?
Find a way to be accountable.
Share your goal with an expert, friend, family member or even put it out there on your social media.
We as humans are social beings and we do so much better with the help of others than when we try to take on challenges alone.
Not only are we accountable to one another; we get to celebrate the victories together too!