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How To Hold Yourself Accountable

Updated: Dec 10, 2023

When it comes to achieving fitness goals and living a healthier lifestyle, the only thing standing in our way is ourselves.

Whether you want to lose weight, tone up, or improve your strength, now is the time to hold yourself accountable. This means stepping up

and taking responsibility. No more excuses!

Let's start with some tips about how to hold yourself accountable.

Share Your Intentions To Work On Being Accountable

Accountability is the act of taking responsibility for your actions—or lack thereof!

When it comes to your health and your workout, no one can do the work for you. This means we’re each held accountable for ourselves.

Take this time to commit to yourself. Whether it’s just showing up to the gym or pushing yourself to reach a new personal record, share your intentions with someone close to you.

Make A Plan

It’s great to have goals, but if you don’t have a plan in place to achieve your goals, chances are slim that you’ll succeed.

I see it all too often—good intentions fade into the abyss of old habits not long after the proclamation to change.

Share with someone your plans to make your intentions a reality.

Get Real With Yourself

Don't be that person who settles for less or talks themselves out of going for what they really want simply because they’re afraid of doing the work.

So, what is the outcome you REALLY want? Are you after bigger muscles? Weight loss? Better endurance? Share with someone!

How Bad Do You Really Want It?

Whether you need to lose some body fat, put on some muscle mass, or a little bit of both, it’s not going to be easy. It will take time and consistency to reach any new level of fitness.

Every decision you make presents an opportunity to work for, or against, your goal. What you eat and how often you workout are choices that you’ll be faced with every day. You have to be accountable for your fitness goals every minute, every hour, every day!

Ask yourself these questions:

- Are you prepared to make the right decisions for what you’re working towards?

- How will you hold yourself accountable for the choices you make?

Beyond The First Few Days

Once your intentions and goals are backed by a plan of action, getting through the first few days will be the easiest part.

Eating well for a day or two and working out a couple of times is simple enough, but how do you plan on making sustainable lifestyle changes that can help you feel great all the time?

Share your action plan with someone close to you.


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