Accountability means taking ownership of your goal. We all know that, right? It’s committing to losing three kilos in a month and tracking the data to ensure you reach your goal.
By feeling accountable for your actions and results, you’re more likely to succeed.
Getting started is one thing. Some people are born with inherent motivation and drive to work out and eat healthily. Others find it to be more difficult to stay focused to their goals, even when tracking the data.
And how do you track this data? What you weigh and measure are the obvious tell-tale signs of weight loss (and gain), but they aren’t the only ways to stay committed and accountable. A food diary can also help. As can holding on to those skinny jeans.
But it’s way too easy to fall off the wagon. Why? Well, your motivation wanes, and sometimes willpower alone isn’t enough.
So, can you keep yourself accountable to achieve your goals? Absolutely you can.
But research shows that it’s much easier to stay focused if you have an accountability partner – someone to hold you to these goals.
That could be a best friend who is on the health and fitness journey with you, a sister who knows you want to fit into “that dress” by your birthday, or an accountability coach, just like we offer at Loz Life.
In essence an accountability coach is there to provide support, guidance, and positive peer pressure to hold people accountable to take specific action to achieve their goals.
In this case, the goal is weight loss, and living a healthier, happier life.
A new study from Drexel University in the United States tells us that the trick to weight loss is to not go it alone, but share your progress and your data with a trainer, coach, or anyone who encourages you. The key is accountability. It’s official!
Many people think of accountability coaching as having an ass kicker shouting at you to do something and then berate you when you don’t do it. Not at all. In fact, our coaches are supportive and empathetic, but they will definitely keep you accountable and tell you to step away from the Mars Bars.
Prior studies have found accountability is beneficial, but this one confirms that the trick is to actually share data such as calories eaten, minutes logged on the treadmill, and centimetres and kilos lost. Coaches with that kind of day-to-day, week-to-week info are better able to help clients stay on track, according to this latest research.
Peer support, like that found in programs like my Fit, Full & Fab 12-week challenge, is also super helpful.
You’re all focused on the same goals, right?
Social support, especially from peers, has been found to contribute to successful weight loss and long-term weight loss maintenance.
So, when you sign up for a program like Fit, Full & Fab, not only will you benefit from having a coach to keep you accountable to your goals, but you’ll be hanging in with likeminded folk in webinars, virtual fitness classes and Facebook Lives.
Even if the challenge thing is not for you, if you’re trying to lose weight, finding a likeminded soul to walk the journey with you, celebrating the wins and supporting you when you fall off the wagon, makes the whole journey far less lonely.
Committing to your goals out loud and telling another human what you want to achieve, why and how will definitely help you to stay accountable, especially when your willpower fails you.
If you’re looking for a coach and community of likeminded folk to walk your weight loss journey with you, head to https://lozlife.com/fit-full-fab-challenge/ to learn more.
You don’t have to do it alone.
My next 12-week challenge kicks off 24 January 2022.