3 Ways to Revamp Your Accountability

Burn out can be so real along your fitness journey. This is something that everyone experiences at some time or another. Whether you are doing the same workouts or eating the same proteins, veggies, and carbs it’s always good to change things up now and again. This is not only for your sanity, but for your progress as well.

  1. As you do your normal workouts for so long your body will get use to them and will stop responding. To keep it interesting and for you to continue to see results change is good. Changing your routine is a good way to get excited about your workouts again. If you are a weights and cardio person change it up by adding movements in between sets. If you generally do strength training using bodyweight only add in some weights or circuit training.
  1. Changing up your food or incorporating new foods into your daily diet will keep your food choices exciting and you are less likely to get bored with your nutrition. Resources like pinterest, youtube, etc offer great healthy recipes from fitness influencers and regular recipe websites. Putting a healthy spin on your favorite dishes is also a great option.
  1. Making a change as easy as how you track your food and water intake along with workouts can help you stay on track and freshen things up. There are several apps and printable food trackers that are available. Etsy offers several great printable options for trackers.

-Accountability Addict

 

5 Fitness Influencers to Help You Stay Motivated (Ok Technically 6)

Let’s face it, we all look for motivation from time to time. Whether its from inside, past goals reached, or social media motivation and commitment is a must to keep pushing yourself. We are not motivated 100% of the time, always. There are several “fitness influencers” on social media that offer FREE information on nutrition and workouts. Below you can find our top 5 list with their IG (also entrepreneur’s) handles for you to check out!

  1. Heidi Somers AKA “BuffBunny” on instagram (Owns her own apparel line)
  2. Christian Guzman – Christianguzmanfitness on instagram (Alphalete gym and apparel owner)
  3. Jen Heward AKA “hunnybunsfit” on instagram
  4. Lauren Drain Kagan – laurendrainfit on instagram (Nurse and Best selling Author)
  5. *Married Power Couple* Heidi and Chris Powell – realheidipowell & realchrispowell on instagram

-Accountability Addict

The Ugly Truth About Accountability

Holding yourself accountable isn’t always ideal or fun. There will be days that you would rather not go to the gym or choose your favorite dessert over eating chicken and vegetables. These moments are when you must dig down deep and remind yourself of your goals.

Accountability is exactly that, holding yourself accountable during the times you lack motivation to make the choices you know to be the correct ones. Especially with the holidays around the corner like halloween when the candy is flowing freely and excessively in most homes. Having an accountability partner at this exact time could do wonders for you.

So when we talk about the ugly truth, it is the reflection of “accountability” itself. This is when having goals set and action plans in place are the most important. Constant reminders of these things may also be necessary to keep you on track. Having an accountability partner to talk/text during these struggles can also help get you through such times. Remember to look at the bigger picture and not just right now.

So basically, eat the fun size snickers, find an accountability partner, and add in a little extra cardio this month ( ;

-Accountability Addict

Oreos-Chicken-Donuts:Nutrition Accountability

Accountability on your fitness journey is not only about sticking to your workouts, but also to your eating plan whether this is a customized meal plan like macros or simply portion control. Accountability plays a big part in this no matter what your goals are. This is because your food intake plays an even bigger role in your goals than just going to the gym.

You can’t outwork a bad diet. For some gaining weight can be a challenge. For others its losing weight, gaining muscle, or simply trying to maintain their weight loss. No matter the challenge holding yourself accountable to your plan and eating in a deficit or simply eating enough macro nutrient foods can be the bigger challenge for most individuals. This can be due to your regular daily routine. Remember, in order to see change you must make a change. If you have to change up your social life, make dinner for your family a little differently, or meal prep ahead of time make the time – Make the change. Do this, mainly for yourself, but also for those you love.

Take a few extra minutes during the week and hold yourself accountable by writing your food down and meal prepping if this is what it takes to stay on track with your food. Make the change for you.

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The Power of Finding and Thriving with Your Accountability Partner

We have all made commitments to ourselves in regards to the direction that we want to take our lives and more than not have we failed over succeeded. Stepping back and taking a look at the journey It has been apparent that when you have someone you need to be accountable to you are more likely to work towards your goal. Some people like to keep their personal goals personal and that is ok, but if you are someone who needs the support having an accountability partner that you trust may be a great option for you.

An accountability partner is someone who you trust will hold you to the standards that you set for yourself.

Even if you don’t take constructive criticism well your accountability partner should be someone who will “tell it like it is.” If you are looking for real personal growth there is no room for others to tell you what you want to hear. An accountability partner should be powerful enough in your mind to push you when the fatigue sets in to reach further.

Who do they look like?

This person should not be judgmental towards you, someone you trust, and they also confide their goals in you. Being vulnerable to each other with your goals builds trust. Reciprocation is so important in order for this type of partnership to work, especially long term so you both may reach your goals and beyond.

Determine your goals – Find your accountability partner-Reciprocate-Reach your goals

-Accountability Addict

 

5 Inspirational Accountability Quotes that Make You Think

Most of us read quotes whether they are motivational or not. You can find them on pinterest or simply just the internet. People save them to their phones and post them to their Facebook, instagram pages, or they just live in your phone until the next time you scroll through your photos.

For some they can have an affect on us like music does and others it can be a little more than that. It can be a helpful constant daily reminder. Some of our favorites are listed below.

-At the end of the day we are accountable to ourselves – our success is a result of what we do. -Catherine Pulsifer

-Accountability breeds response-ability -Stephen R. Covely

-Two primary choices in life: Accept conditions as they exist – Accept the responsibility for changing them. -Denis Waitley

-If a person is not faithful to his/her individuality, he/she cannot be loyal to anything. -Claude Mckay

-It is not only what we do, but also what we do not do, for which we are accountable. -Moliere

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3 Ways You Know Accountability is Working For You

3 Ways You Know Accountability is Working For You

Whether you are just starting out and you have set small goals or you have been on your fitness journey for quite some time with much bigger goals accountability will be your best friend to reach success. Once you’ve learned how to hold yourself accountable you will begin to see things change in your life. It may be slowly, but they will.

You begin to have a routine as to specific things you do at specific times. Most people find this to be much easier and relaxing than to have a new unplanned routine. However, this is not for everyone as we all have different personalities and some thrive in chaos more than others. This however does not mean that your accountability is off track, just that it should be measured in other ways. (Like not eating a whole package of Oreo’s at 1 sitting ( ; )

You are accomplishing more of your scheduled tasks which in turn can leave extra time for spending with your family or on other tasks that you couldn’t get to before you found the power of accountability.

Completely fitness related – If you are seeing definition or those abs that are carved in the kitchen and built in the gym, you know that the accountability steps you are putting in place are doing wonders for you clearly.

1 Simple Tool to Hold Yourself Accountable

1 Simple Tool to Hold Yourself Accountable

A piece of paper, it may sound crazy that this is all it takes, but something so simple can make such an impact in your life. Pair this with consistency and you are winning. You can create an accountability chart that may appear more as a list. Think about the chart as a T chart with 2 columns. The left column being broken down into each hour of the day that you normally work and the right being what task you have completed for that hour (see example below.)

Now that you know how to create the chart you should do this for the first time and if there are any areas in which you may have wasted time doing something unproductive mark this area. Now ask yourself the following: Why did you waste that time? What could you have been doing to be more productive? Would this have changed your week for the better or did you need the break?

After completing this exercise for a few weeks, you should have a pretty good idea of when you are the least productive, observe your excuses, and determine if the time was truly needed or it was just that, an excuse. This can help you be more self-aware and see where you can make positive changes.

On the opposite hand, you could use this approach and be proactive with your daily responsibilities by completing your accountability chart at the beginning of your work week. Create a chart for each day of the week blocking out each hour and what you are planning to do for that hour. You can then use this as a guide to keep you on track for the week and add tasks as needed.

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3 Tips to Staying Accountable to Health and Fitness Goals With a Busy Schedule

1.Have a Plan & Resources

Having a plan is one of the most important tools in being accountable. Having a plan should include a plan for your diet, workouts, goals, and how you will keep track of all There are many nutrition, food, and workout trackers out there in the form of apps like myfitnesspal or macro tracker. Pen to paper options like printable/downloadable food and fitness journals you can buy online from etsy to ebay, and even some fitness professionals, like Kaelin Tuell Poulin, have created their own for purchase. Several of these resources also offer a section to write down your progress and goals.

2.Self Discipline & Writing it Down

How to stick to the goals you set for your nutrition and workouts are key. Of course this starts with having a plan and resources, but also having self discipline for when you can’t fit that cinnamon roll or late night snack into your nutrition plan is most important. You can always say you will start tomorrow, but that will get old, time will pass, and you will be in the same place a year from now. The same goes with your workouts. Whether you write your workouts or a coach does this for you remember why you are doing it. Find your why and constantly remind yourself of this whether it be on your phone, computer, sticky notes make it a constant in your life. You are more likely to be self disciplined once you find your why AND write it down. This will also allow you to go back and review it later.

3.Motivation vs Commitment

Understanding the difference between motivation and commitment is key in accountability and reaching your goals. You always hear everyone wanting to know where you find motivation and how you keep that flame burning. As there isn’t a magic pill to become skinny, there isn’t a magic pill for motivation. This is where finding your why comes into play again. It can help keep you motivated, but no one is motivated 100% of the time. Once you find your why, whether its for your children, yourself, or your spouse/significant other turn it into a commitment. You already know getting started and staying motivated are the hardest things. A commitment is something you obligate yourself to do moving forward no matter how difficult it may seem at the time. You will thank yourself later.

-Accountability Addict