I have to admit that before I started running accountability groups, I never really stuck to a workout program. I would tell myself, I’ll workout, then end up giving up when I let life get in the way.
Now that I run accountability groups on a monthly basis, I find that I HAVE TO workout to stay accountable. I’m asking the participants, mostly women, to try a particular workout/nutrition program. So, I need to stay on track, otherwise I’d feel like a hypocrite. No, I don’t have the hard body of a bikini competitor. I love food and wine. But I know for a fact, I’d be a lot heavier today if I didn’t workout. I find that having the accountability really does push me to stay on track.
I used to be about 15 pounds heavier. That may not sound like much to most people, but for my height – 4’11” – it was alot. Especially since right now, I am 15 pounds over my goal weight. So, I if I had that extra 15 pounds on top of the 15 I have now. Yucko.
With my current group, I’m making sure I stick to the workouts. This round of 21 Day Fix workouts are tougher this time. I let my workouts slack when I decided to not coach and run accountability groups last year. I used the excuse that because I was injured (my foot), I couldn’t work out. The excuse was total bs. I could workout – as long as I modified my movements. I didn’t – which I why I’m 15 pounds heavier. Food + laziness = bigger clothing sizes, flabby, ugly arms and extreme muffin top. (That’s my personal experience.) So now I’m back to coaching and running the groups! (I even decided study for the ACE personal trainer exam!)
Anyways, I love it when I get texts or messages from participants who find out that after 21 days, their clothes fit looser, they have more energy, they’re happier, or that they’re starting to see some muscle definition. It’s a total win/win. They’re happy, I’m happy.
What is this accountability group that I run? Well, it’s a virtual monthly group that only runs for 21 days. Each person is required to check in with the private facebook group daily. I ask each participant to purchase what Beachbody calls a challenge pack.
What’s a challenge pack? It’s the total package – the workout AND nutrition in one. It’s everything YOU need to start your health and fitness transformation.
What’s so great about challenge pack? First of all, it’s saving you lots of TIME. There is none of this wasting time to drive to a gym and waiting for a particular machine to be free, or hoping that the group fitness class isn’t too full, that you can still squeeze into the back row, if you’re running a few minutes behind. Also, there is no awkward locker room moments with people who like to stand there talking to you naked. None of that. You workout at home ON YOUR TIME. HELLOOOO. Who doesn’t want to save time?
So, if you’d like to know more, or be part of an upcoming group, comment below or send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.