Today I want to speak to those of you that are in the 40 plus age bracket. Chances are you have some knowledge about health and fitness and are somewhat active, but still are not in the best physical shape you would like to be. I want to share with 1 key strategy for getting on track.
You try to eat well and exercise. You’re pretty smart and knowledgeable about fitness. You know what you need to do. But you still don’t look—or feel—the way you want to.
Here’s the good news: this is nothing to be ashamed of. In fact, you’re probably a lot closer than you think.
Over the past 17 plus years in the fitness industry, Carrie and I have spoken to thousands of people regarding health and fitness. We find that the most common challenge mentioned is how they’re not being as consistent with exercise and eating as they’d like and are having a hard time sticking to things.
They are very busy with work and family so it’s hard to be consistent. They frequently get off track.
They have tried a bunch of different workout programs and diets and knew what to do, but there was something missing, something that could help make a difference.
Usually feeling frustrated and embarrassed... knowing they should be able see better physical results in the mirror for their hard work... they pick up the phone and call us for a solution that could turn everything around.
Because we’ve worked with thousands of clients just like them—helping them get healthier and into the best shape of their lives—we know what’s missing and I want to give you 2 of those strategies today.
One key strategy you might be missing is this: being accountable—to someone or something—for your workouts and nutrition.
“Accountability is the acknowledgment of responsibility for your actions with the obligation to report, explain, and be responsible for the resulting consequences.”
In other words, accountability keeps you consistent because you have to report back what you’re doing—or not doing—in the gym and in the kitchen to someone else.
In fact, accountability is more important than personal motivation for this simple reason: No one always feels motivated to go to the gym or eat healthy, but if we have someone who’s checking up on us to see how things are going, we’ll get our butt in gear. Even if we don’t feel motivated in the moment.
We actually do the exercise—and eat the food—needed to look and feel great. And we do it over and over again, even when the going gets tough.
And that’s why accountability—not the perfect exercise or eating program—is the thing that turns everything around. (Heck, maybe it can turn things around for you.)
Get some help from at least one other person.
Even if you know how to work out and eat healthy, being accountable to someone else makes all the difference.
First, know that we all sometimes struggle with staying in shape. (Yes, even fitness professionals like me.) It’s no big deal and doesn’t mean you’re deficient in any way. It just means you’re human.
Second, know that if you’re struggling to get in shape the best thing you can do is hire someone to keep you accountable. It could be a coach you pay money to or a friend who will meet you at the gym.
P. S. If you're exercising and eating healthy but still are not seeing the physical results in the mirror, then maybe it's time you find an accountability partner. Carrie and I have developed an online community of people just like you that are accountable to us and each other every week. To learn more about how our Online Fitness and Nutrition Coaching Program works, Click Here to to request your complimentary health and fitness evaluation today!