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Top 9 Reasons Why People Fail With Fitness Goals…And How To Avoid Them

How many times in a year do you start a new fitness and or nutrition plan and fall back into old habits shortly after?

We all have goals and no matter how much you think you want them, we sometimes come up short for various reasons. You see the inspiring before and after photos online and most of us think “why not us?” So whats the difference between you and them?

Effort. Commitment. If you have been giving it an honest shot it comes down to changing your mindset and daily habits. These changes do not have to be drastic and typically you will find more long term success when they aren’t.

  1. A complex workout planSolution: Go back to the basics with your meal plan and workout plan. No need to complicate it to obtain results. You are less likely to be consistent with a complicated program.
  2. Workouts get boringSolution: No one wants to get not he treadmill every day. Find enjoyment in your workouts and the process overall.
  3. Broken promises to yourselfSolution: Build internal trust with yourself by keeping promises and making the commitment.
  4. No motivationSolution: Create a vision for the future. Find a photo that gives you a vision of a body type that you want to achieve something similar to. SIMILAR, don’t expect exact. Make a COMMITTMENT to yourself. Motivation will come and go.
  5. Lack of accountabilitySolution: Fitness can be lonely and finding someone with similar goals, an accountability partner, can be very helpful especially on the days when you are feeling weak.
  6. Lack of consistent habitsSolution: Implement a daily system and build the habits into your lifestyle.
  7. Not enough timeSolution: Schedules are busy and there are only 24 hours in a day, but…you don’t have to workout an hour every day. Don’t get caught up with that. 20-30 minutes of high intensity training can get you results when done consistently.
  8. Misalignment of actions and goalsSolution: Its simple. If you want to change the results, you must change the actions you are doing to get there.
  9. Not tracking your progressSolution: Track these actions and make sure to add actions that are measurable so you can change them as you go in order to obtain the results you wish. Is it your food intake? Track it using a diary or app. You can also do the same for your workouts. Make changes as you go.

TAKE ACTION! Message me on Instagram @fitunicorn007 or at my email if you are looking for accountability, nutrition programs, and workout routines that you can be consistent with.

-Accountability Addict

4 Reasons You Shouldn’t Wait On The New Year To Start On Your Goals

Its already Christmas and we will soon be into the new decade. Have you set new goals for the new year? Are they personal, professional, fitness, and or nutrition related? Are you waiting until 1/1 to start? —Why? Ill tell you why you shouldn’t wait below.

 

An Excuse to Put it Off

Stop saying “Ill start Monday.” Everyone does that, right? this is just another excuse. Stop giving yourself permission to be lazy. Habits like these are whats holding you back from achieving future goals mentally which in turn show physically.

These excuses kill your ambition and in turn steal your motivation. Learn to step away from the norm. Being “the norm” isn’t where you want to be and isn’t going to help you accomplish your dreams.

Step out of your “norm” and out of your “comfort zone.”

 

Being a Step Ahead

Have you ever looked back and thought “I would be much further if I would’ve started sooner?” I think that says for most of us. Just getting started is one of the harder things to actually do. You will not always be motivated and once we get a few months into the year you may not be as far along as you would like.

Start now and be a step ahead of everyone including yourself in goals you wanted to reach including being further along in the first 2 months of the year.

 

Setting a Tone

Use the next couple of weeks as a trial run to determine what works and doesn’t work for you personally and professionally. A lot of times the new years starts and we don’t know where to get started. By getting ahead of the game and creating a plan to follow you can walk into the new year with confidence in the things you are doing.

Do your practice run and be ready to go into the new year knowing what you are trying to achieve and have a plan to actually get there.

 

There is No Better Time Than Now

I have said and will continue to say there is no better time to start something than now.

If you continue to put things off you will continue to do just that, so why not stop? Lose the excuses, look for. little motivations and a big dose of commitment and start doing them now.

 

-Accountability Addict

How to Set Realistic Fitness Goals

We all have an overall big goal that we want to reach, but its important to break that goal down into smaller goals so it will be more realistic. We have a few tips to setting more realistic goals that can be sustained long term;

1. Set goals that are measurable, specific, and have time frames.
2. Make it YOUR OWN goal and not because of anyone else.
3. Be sure to focus on 1 goal at a time so you aren’t overwhelmed.
4. Understand the action plan to reach your goal.
5. Understand its a long process and will not happen overnight.
Using these tools to set realistic fitness goals will help you to make sure you are making changes that are sustainable and for long term growth.
-Accountability Addict

10 Tips to Staying on Track with Fitness Goals This Summer

With summer around the corner it might be easier for you to get your outdoor workouts in versus indoors or maybe not depending on how hot it gets where you are. Either way to can be a challenge to stay on track. We are here to help by giving you our top 10 tips to staying on track this summer.

1. Make a plan in advance

2. Set attainable goals

3. Morning workouts are cooler

4. Eat smaller portions, but maybe more frequently

5. Choose healthier substitutions

6. Don’t drink your sugar

7. Be consistent

8. Create a routine you can follow

9. Short workouts are better than no workout

10. Stay positive and surround yourself with the same

If following these are extra difficult for you started picking a few and being consistent and then add on more as you go. Keeping these 10 tips in mind to make it through summer can be super helpful especially depending on your goals.

-Accountability Addict

Accountability When Everything is Going Wrong

We all have those days when everything is going wrong. When you wake up and everything in the first 30 minutes of your day goes wrong. When the next 4 hours continues to go wrong and the remainder of the day only gets worse. Those days are test days, days that test you to see if you are strong enough to turn that negative energy into positivity, and continue with your accountability.

On those test days holding yourself accountable to not cut corners because its harder than normal to do the things you need or want to accomplish are the most important. To be positive with your energy not only towards yourself, but towards others. Why? Because test days are temporary, your character, is forever. Your relationships with others will also continue passed those test days and your are responsible for your actions and emotions 24/7, you don’t get a free pass once those days pass. Why? because people remember how you make them feel.

When everything is going wrong and you have work to do, exercise to get in, a work dinner, and you have to go home to your spouse. Remember, you are responsible for your actions and emotions 24/7 and these days count the most when you don’t want to do anything on the agenda. Instead of thinking about going home and going right back to bed figure out how to turn that negative energy into positivity and hold yourself accountable no matter what. These days matter and count towards your character the most.

-Accountability Addict

Accountability & Fat Loss Without a Gym

Fat loss without a gym is very much achievable. Having accountability will make your fat loss that much more achievable especially without a gym. If I had to describe how to achieve this, in 1 word, my response would be “circuits.” Circuit training or HIIT using your body weight will get you there as long as your hold yourself accountable.

Like any exercise you just have to make yourself move. If you do not have accountability and do not move, nothing changes.

Maybe you don’t have access to a gym and you don’t like spending hours on the treadmill, but still want to achieve fat loss, circuit training is for you.

To create yourself a circuit chose any 3-5 movements that you can do using body weight or dumbbells. Then select the number of reps or time that you will be doing each exercise. From there pick how many rounds of all exercises you will be doing and a timeframe in which you wish to finish them all.

If you look at this as a positive as you will not have to drive to the gym and you can complete these exercises just whenever you can fit it into your day. This will make it more achievable and easier to hold yourself accountable to complete. Also remember, dialing in on your nutrition is key is key for fatness as well.

-Accountability Addict

 

Direct Accountability Challenge

It’s a consecutive 75 day challenge that builds mental toughness, grit, self discipline, perseverance, self respect, confidence and forms healthy habits. What is this? It’s Andy Frisalla’s 75HARD challenge.

 

Why am I talking about this here? I’ll tell you why.

 

This is the exact definition of accountability. Respect for yourself is stepping out of your comfort zone and doing things that are hard and holding yourself accountable. I generally don’t talk about fads or challenges here, but if you want a real challenge with real life changing results at the end, this is for you.

 

  1. Follow a diet w/ 0 cheat meals the entire 75 days.
  2. Workout 2x a day for at least 45 minutes with 1 workout outdoors.
  3. Drink a gallon of water a day.
  4. Read 10 pages of a nonfiction personal development book per day.
  5. Take a progress pic every single day.
  6. No Alcohol

If you want more information on it directly checkout the following link: https://andyfrisella.com/blogs/mfceo-project-podcast/75hard-a-75-day-tactical-guide-to-winning-the-war-with-yourself-with-andy-frisella-mfceo291

 

-Accountability Addict

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

 

5 Reasons to Keep a Health Journal

Finding out what works best for you is very import and an easy way to do this is keep a health journal to track what goes on in your daily life to analyze later. A few additional reason

 

  1. Pattern Recognition

If you occasionally have a reaction to food, get rashes, or get what seems to be allergies keeping a health journal can help tell you over time what may be causing these things so you can make changes.

 

    2. You Can’t Change What you Don’t Recognize

There is a reason fitness minded individuals keep track of their food and workouts. This allows them to better determine what does and doesn’t work for them. If you don’t know what works or doesn’t work you cant duplicate it for success. This is why tracking what you consume, your workouts, and even daily things you do every day for long periods of time is important. Tracking your medications, new and old can also be very helpful as well.

 

    3. Noticing Foods that Cause you Discomfort

If you are tracking what you consume you are more likely to be able to determine what may be causing discomfort, rashes, or any food allergies you may have without food allergy testing.

   4. Prevents you from Continuing the Same Pattern

Keeping a journal will help you notice when foods or certain lifestyle factors are getting you off track or causing you to binge. This can help you in the area of the foods you consume and the amount of sleep you may or may not be getting.

  5. Easier to Stay on Track

Even if you just keep this journal by your bed or in a public place and you take 10 minutes to write things down before bed this adds an additional layer of accountability to yourself.

-Accountability Addict

 

Where and How to Find an Accountability Partner?

So by now you are probably wondering how and where would I find an accountability partner? Where would I even start?

 

Whether you are looking for someone to keep you accountable along your fitness journey or just life goals. Having someone to keep you accountable is another way to keep you honest with yourself. It eliminates some of your ability to take short cuts.

 

There are “accountability groups” or “accountability clubs” out there that you can research on google and find to be part of. We are also partnered up with an app called Gymcollab that is currently only in the ios store, but is a great start to help you find a workout/accountability partner that could also transfer over into your daily life. The app is quite new so be patient as more users get in on the excitement nationwide. Just know that you are not the only one out there looking for this and the more the word is spread the more people that we can help hold accountable and achieve their goals. So don’t wait, look for those accountability groups or checkout Gymcollab in the ios apple store! (Don’t let the name fool you, its for every level of fitness no matter what kind of fitness you are into.)

-Accountability Addict