3 Ways to Improve Your Exercise Accountability

A new year brings new opportunities. As we create new resolutions, let’s also focus on ways to stay accountable! After all, at some point…you’ll mess up! The most important thing is how you get back on your feet. That’s why I’d like to share 3 ways to improve your exercise accountability.

Sometimes you simply don’t want to workout. You know you’ll feel better, look better, and have more energy, but some days are harder to simply put one foot in front of the other.  If only working out was as easy as eating cake and ice cream!

That’s why workout accountability is so important. It gives you added incentive to stay committed to an exercise program. You don’t need a nagging friend! It’s about changing your mindset. Here are three ways to make sure you’re on the right track…

Make a Plan

Sit down by yourself, or with a friend, and write down what your workouts will entail, how often you’ll complete them, and possibly your end goal. This plan could be a contract with yourself, but either way, simply making your goals official will help you feel accountable.

Find the Right Fitness App

Whether you need a nudge to go for a run or like seeing your hard work in a visually satisfying way, fitness apps can be a great way to stay motivated. Popular apps, such as MyFitnessPal, allow you to track both your diet and exercise goals, with daily prompts and the ability to take “progress photos”. For more information, please check out the 9 Best Fitness Apps for 2020.

Join An Online Fitness Community

During this crazy pandemic consider joining an online fitness community where you can share your goals and progress. It may be one of the most effective ways to stay accountable when you work out at home. You can even join a “Member Challenge” for added accountability. Consider looking into OpenFit.com to find support and encouragement with an online community. Also, OpenFit trainers can provide guidance and answer questions, if needed.


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