How To Keep Yourself Accountable

Committing yourself to an exercise program can be scary and nerve wracking. Here are some ways you can hold yourself accountable that helped me get started, and things I’ve learned along the way of my fitness journey.
Preparing what you need to do ahead
If you’re a person who likes to wake up and get it done, set out your clothes next to your bed so you’re ready to go in the morning. You can pack your gym bag before work or running errands, and leave it in the car so you don’t have to go home and change. When you have everything ready to go it makes it so much easier to get to your workout in and it helps you get in that mindset.
Getting in the right mind set.
When you start thinking more positively about your fitness journey and understanding why it’s important to you it helps you motivate yourself a little more. When you dread your workout you’re setting yourself up for failure. Positive thinking rules all.
Find yourself an accountability partner or workout buddy
When you have someone who wants the same goals and healthy lifestyle it makes the beginning of your journey so much easier. If that person isn’t feeling up for a workout or eating well its always nice to have someone to push you, whether it’s a partner, friend, or coworker. Plus you can make some really cool goals and treat yourself with positive rewards together. if you don’t know anyone maybe consider hiring a personal trainer or start a group training program!
Track Your Progress
Whether its your weight loss, how strong your feeling, or progress pictures, its so important to keep track of your journey. When I first started my fitness journey I didn’t take enough progress pictures and I really wish I did! It’s so rewarding to look back at pictures from the past to see how far you’ve come.
Trust the Process
It is so common for people to quit an exercise program because they aren’t seeing the results as fast as they want. You can’t be discouraged by the scale. Progress pictures, increase in strength, and outfits that fit again are good ways to know your body is changing. Keeping your body moving is the most important thing. Trust the process and you will be great.
Its not always easy holding yourself accountable but I hope the examples I gave you can help. There are so many ways to keep yourself accountable, but it’s all up to you and how ready you are for that change. From experience, I can say it wasn’t easy, but making that change for myself was the best thing I could’ve done. I’m so happy I trusted the process and stuck with my goals!
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