Accountability what is it and how can it help us?
We all know the hardest thing about fitness is that initial, right let’s do this, and even then you have a battle to stayed focused and keep it up. If you’re like most people, you need a reason to do what you’re doing and this is where accountability comes in and can help you.
Accountability gives you a reason. Not only to say you’ll do something but to actually follow it through. You can make yourself accountable by sharing with someone you trust or a family member or partner by just telling them your health or fitness goals.
I’ll give you an example and I actually have done this so I know it works.
A couple of years ago I told all my friends and family that I was going to compete in a triathlon. Now at the time, I was nowhere near ready to do a triathlon, but I needed to motivate myself. I had 12 weeks to train and get myself into shape for what was going to be a big test for me and all my closest friends and family knew that. By sharing my goals with them, I was waking up early doing my swim training, then doing my sessions, then going either for bike rides or runs. My weekends were taken up by training but at the time all that I was focused on, was not letting anybody down. Now, this would’ve been the same if I wanted to lose weight, run a marathon or complete an OCR.
My point is, it doesn’t matter what it is your training for, by just letting people know you’re training for something gives you that push to do what it is you need to do. For me the more people that know the harder it made me train.
So there you have it, give yourself a goal or a challenge and share it.
Share your goals with us. We are right behind you and will encourage you every step of the way.