What is the number one reason people order a program like P90X, Insanity, or the 21 Day Fix and never even open the box?
When customers order from an infomercial or website with no coach, no support, and no accountability, odds are pretty high that the box won’t even be opened… and if it is, chances are even lower that you’ll finish 1/3 of the program.
That’s where people like me come in! As your personal coach, I’m here to make sure you DO open that box, that you DO commit to the program, that you DO finish it and get the awesome results you are looking for.
Check out these benefits of accountability from The Art of Simple:
1. A LITTLE FRIENDLY COMPETITION
If your “accountability partner” has set the same goal as you, a little bit of friendly competition can go a long way. Last year, some friends of ours both decided they wanted to lose weight. They created their own Biggest Loser competition, and the one who lost the highest percentage of weight at the end of 8 weeks was declared the winner. Knowing they were competing for a prize (even just the prize of being able to say “I won!”) helped them both stay on track and achieve their individual goals.
2. ENCOURAGEMENT TO KEEP GOING
Sometimes we attach so much significance to achieving a goal that when we experience a setback — which is inevitable at some point along the way — we just throw our hands up in the air and decide that the goal isn’t worth pursuing after all. An outside party can encourage you during setbacks and plateaus or when you experience a lack of motivation, helping you look past the momentary failure to see the bigger goal.
3. AN HONEST LOOK
If an accountability partner is just patting you on the back or nodding their head when you make excuses, then they’re not really holding you accountable after all. An important part of being accountable to someone is giving them permission to be honest with you. They should be comfortable telling you when you’ve gotten off track or pointing out areas where you may want to focus more of your efforts.
4. IDEAS AND INSPIRATION
Sometimes, you may look for someone who is more of a mentor than an accountability partner. If they’ve walked the road before you and achieved the goal you’re striving for, they can share ideas, tips and experiences that will help you along the way.
… At the end of the day, just knowing that someone is going to ask you how you’re doing with a goal or resolution can be the extra bit of motivation you need to stay on track.
Have you ever had an “accountability partner”? Do you think being held accountable would help you to reach your goals?
That’s what I am here for! Accountability is the REASON coaches exist! If you want someone to hold you accountable to your goals as you journey down a new path to better health and fitness, fill out my application below and let’s chat!