Making excuses to tell yourself and making them to tell someone else is a different story altogether. No matter how much self-discipline we have, it’s much easier to stick to achieving our goals if we have someone to report to. Being accountable to someone isn’t about having a strict teacher or boss shouting at you when you haven’t done something you said you’d do. It’s about having someone to check in with who can encourage you and share your successes with you. Accountability is a huge part of what we do at Transform Personal Training and this is why:
Keeping You on the Straight and Narrow
It’s raining. It’s cold. The kids are being a pain. The dog looks a bit peaky. The house needs cleaning. I’ve got too much work on. These are all things we tell ourselves when we know we should be exercising but are trying to justify not bothering. It’s much harder to make these excuses to a personal trainer even if you know they are going to be perfectly nice about it. Good personal trainers don’t shame people for not sticking to their exercise plan. They are just there to report to so you are less tempted to make excuses. Similarly, we ask our clients to send us pictures of everything they eat so they feel more inclined to make healthy choices.
Keeping Track and Making Changes
Having a personal trainer to hold you accountable for your health and fitness goals is also helpful because they can monitor the progress you are making and nothing is more motivating than seeing you’re making progress. They can also use this monitoring process to make changes to your exercise programme or diet if it isn’t working the way you would like it to or just doesn’t suit you. When you send us pictures of what you’re eating, we can suggest small changes and adjustments to help you achieve your goals without you having to take on a whole new diet so it’s actually practically easier to eat healthily as well as easier to stay motivated to do it.
When you do keep track of your progress and see that you’re doing really well, there’s nothing like having someone to share your success with especially when they know exactly what you would like to achieve, why you want to achieve it and what you have done to get there. Even if you have just made a particularly healthy meal or had a really good week of exercise, it’s nice to show someone what you have done so they can join you in feeling good about it and encourage you to do more of it.
Accountability is such an important part of what we do to help our clients achieve their goals and we are never judgemental or overly strict. We simply help you to make the changes you need to make with plenty of encouragement and helpful suggestions. Call Rob on 01273 610609 or email email@example.com to talk about what you would like to achieve and how we can help you do it.