Let’s face it – working out is hard. It’s supposed to be. But that also makes it easier to want to skip it for another activity if there isn’t something keeping you going. No one is immune to this.A lot of us want to drop everything and spring into our workout routine- But a lot of us tend to drop our workout routine after a few weeks because the habit hasn’t been formed, and isn’t sticking. You may wonder why?
The key to success is maintaining your workout schedule long enough that it builds a habit- to keep your workout schedule long-term too become a habit you needaccountability. According to the Merriam-Webster dictionary, “Accountability” is an obligation or willingness to accept responsibility or to account for one’s actions.
If you don’t believe you can hold yourself accountable throughout this process- start your routine by working out with a friend, in a class or boot camp, hire a personal trainer, or you can download our Just-Train App (The 28 Day Program found on our app will hold you accountable with tailored workouts you can follow for 28 days- after that your habit should be formed).
Whatever scenario works best for you, just make sure you have someone or something that will keep you accountable if you skip a workout. If you plan regular times to go run or walk with a friend, you will be able to see your friend working hard- and you won’t want to leave them hanging when they show up and you’re not there. Or if you commit and pre-pay for a fitness program like a spinning class or fitness app, you’ll not only want to make sure you’re not throwing money away without using the service, plus, you’ll make new friends in the class, who can help keep you accountable! Working out in a group is great because it also gives you the group mentality and the motivation to push yourself just a little more.
To keep yourself accountableyou can also take before and after pictures to compare and keep a fitness tracker/journal to track your progress over time. The more results you see, the more you will be excited and motivated to stay on track.
- Just-Train Team