Do I Really Need An Accountability Or Workout Partner?

Not everyone likes having someone hold them accountable. Its not always “fun” or “comfortable,” but at the end of the day if you can’t hold yourself accountable for your goals it might just be the best option. Remember your “why” and the end goal.

Also, not everyone wants to workout with someone for various reasons, but you may just be overthinking it. Even if you do not want to have someone work in with you or are worried about doing their workout, you don’t have to. Sometimes it can be motivating if you have a workout/accountability partner that motivates you to get to the class, park, or gym (because we all know thats half the battle) and work out at the same time. This can sometimes help push you for that last rep or the last 5 minutes of cardio you do not want to do, just seeing them there with you.

-Accountability Addict

 

Accountable to a Bedtime?

Do you know how many hours of actual “deep” sleep you need? Most of us don’t.

Holding yourself accountable to being in bed by a certain time can be much more important than you may think. Getting enough sleep can help the following:

-improve memory

-can help curb inflammation

-reduces stress

-and overall helps your body repair itself

While you sleep the damage caused by stress, working out, ultraviolet rays, and other harmful exposure is being repaired. If thats not enough, it has also been known to help in weight loss as well.

 

So before you click start on season 3, episode 1 on Netflix give it a second thought.

-Accountability Addict

 

Tired of Starting Over?

We’ve all experienced it at one time in our fitness journey. When you do so well for a week, maybe 2, or even a month, and then you fall off of the wagon. Maybe you decide to give it a go after a few days pass.

1. Stop Dieting

This couldn’t be more true. JUST STOP DIETING. STOP RESTRICTING. Whether you have someone create your meal plan or you follow one you’ve created yourself it’s important to remember that the changes you make in your diet should be sustainable for you and your lifestyle.

Make a plan to start eating more nutrient dense food. Food that is less processed and that can be found on the outside perimeter of the grocery store. If you start out with small changes in your diet you are more likely to succeed long term. Eat more whole foods and less frozen or processed foods. Do not completely cut anything out cold turkey.

2. Does the gym make you nervous?

The gym can be nerve racking for all of us at times. Whether it is a new setting or not. Make a plan so you know what action to take before you even show up. If the gym isn’t for you, find a park or even in your living room.

There are many body weight exercises out there that are very effective and you can even incorporate HIIT circuit training and light dumbbells.

3. Motivation VS Accountability

Sometimes it’s not motivation we need, its accountability. No one is motivated 100% of the time. Finding an accountability partner can be very important when you have new goals to reach especially along your fitness journey.

Accountability partners can’t always be your friends as sometimes our friends may tend to give in or be more lenient on us at times. Find a true accountability partner or coach that will push you and help you stay on track to meet your goals. Be sure to do your research and ask questions when looking for a coach and forking over your hard earned money.

If you would like to find an accountability partner in your area ho would be new to you check out our app GymCollab on the ios store. This app can help you find a workout and or accountability partner.

-Accountability Addict

Summer or Winter – 1 Easy Tip to Hold Yourself Accountable

Progress comes from consistency and consistency comes from holding yourself   accountable, day in and day out. That doesn’t mean 100% of the time. This means whatever percent of the time you need to in order to achieve your specific goals.

There are the bigger things you can do to stay on track like completely changing your schedule to accommodate your workouts or change out the unhealthy foods in your diet to healthy options. However, for the long term sustainability factor starting with small changes have been proven better to be more sustainable long term.

Making small changes by increasing your workouts and changing some foods in your lifestyle along with keeping a bikini or set of swim trunks readily available at home to try on daily will allow you to see the changes in fit and be a constant reminder of where you are at.

~Progress, Not Perfection~

-Accountability Addict

 

Hand in Hand: Accountability and Consistency & Your Mentality

Accountability and consistency go hand in hand when reaching your goals. Holding yourself accountable to being consistent with your food and nutrition will help you reach your goals much quicker with less setbacks. Especially when holidays come up which generally consist of taking up extra time from traveling, cooking, and lots of extra food around.

Whether it’s Thanksgiving, Christmas, or our upcoming holiday Halloween that entices us with more candy than we see on a daily basis.  Full size or snack size candy bars will always be tempting you around this holiday, but remember you also have to have balance depending on your goals. The same goes for the handfuls of candy corns you don’t think about until later if at all.

Holding yourself accountable and staying consistent can be accomplished by planning your meals, fitting in your workouts (even if they are much shorter than normal,) and being mentally strong to get through each of these tasks when the going gets tough and you want to give up. Over half the battle is mental.

-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