Accountability is a huge motivator for me to get my workouts in. If I know I’m meeting someone for a walk, I’ll go. If I’m doing a challenge and i know other people will be working out, I’ll make the effort to get my workout in too. If I know I might earn enough points on Fitocracy to level up, I’ll try to get in as many reps as I can to get every last point.
This morning I made plans with a friend to go for a walk. We haven’t been in two weeks. Two weeks ago it was because there was a ton of snow and it was cold. Last week it was my birthday and we decided to do dinner instead. But I want to get back on track, and we now have plans to walk
I recently joined a challenge over at Nutritionella called Elf for Health. Basically you’re buddied up with an “elf” for 6 weeks – you get a new one every two weeks – and you check in with each other and hold each other accountable. Friday at midnight is the deadline to sign up, so head over and sign up while you can.
I know I’ve talked about Fitocracy a few times already on the blog, but I wanted to say again how much it motivates me. Essentially you earn points for workouts, and the more points you earn, the faster you level up. One thing that I really really love over there is the amazing community. They’re so supportive. If you have questions, there’s always someone who’s willing to help you out.
Having a community of people around me that motivate and support me is what makes fitness and healthy eating so much easier. What kind of accountability do you have? Who helps you when you need a little motivation?