My New Favorite Word

One thing I hope you’ve all learned from my blog and emails is that even though fitness is my career, I’m just a regular woman like all of you. I mean we all have different things that fill our days and stress us out at times but we all have them –busy days and stressful situations.  Just like you; first thing when my eyes open in the morning, the laundry list of the 10 hours worth of things that I need to accomplish in 3 hours starts running through my head. Sometimes laundry is actually on that list, boooo!

But just like you (and maybe a little more so) I also know that one of the most important things on that list is my own workouts. And just like you, my first thought is often: “I don’t have time for that! I’ll squeeze it in later”. But I found myself doing that a little too much (without the actually squeezing it in later. Can you relate?). I wasn’t accountable to anyone. So I decided that just like I constantly tell you all that you need a coach, I needed someone or something to hold me accountable too, a coach. So I got one. For me it’s not about learning what to do or fixing form or anything like that. In fact as much as I enjoy my workouts, I can’t help often thinking that my own boot camp is still a tougher more well rounded workout, but that’s when I help you so I have to settle for second best :). For me, seeking out coaching is about being accountable. If I made the appointment, I’m gonna show up. If I said, “yes I will do this work out”, then when I get there, I’m going to do it and my coaches make sure that I do and do it right!

Accountability. It’s like a magic pill. It makes you do what you say you are going to do, show up when you say you’re gonna show up and accomplish an unlimited variety of things. Accountability. It’s my new favorite word.

Why am I telling you this? Because for the last year I fought tooth and nail against the idea of someone holding ME accountable to my workouts. I mean this is what I do for a living, I don’t need that. But my actions proved otherwise. I think it was a mixture of pride and embarrassment. But I realized that my life, responsibilities and schedule had changed dramatically and so did the need for me to be accountable to someone other than myself. And you know what? That is ok. It’s ok for you and it’s ok for me.

get help at Sacramento's Booty Boot CampSo I ask you, how are you doing? Are you making promise of squeezing in workouts later and not keeping them? Do you start a workout but don’t give it your all? Do you start a new nutrition plan and then kinda do it half-way? Have you said for years now that you are finally going to get back into that size ___ pair of pants or get your weight to____ but haven’t?

Maybe it’s time you got some accountability too.

 

Here are 3 ideas:

  1. Enlist the help of your spouse or better yet your children –Tell them what it is you want to do and ask them to call you on it when your actions are not in line with what you say you want (kids LOVE to tell their parents what to do).Share Booty Boot Camp with your friends
  2. Announce it to the world –Or at least the world of Facebook. Take your before pictures and post them on facebook (tag yourself and everything) and state exactly what you are going to do and when you are going to get it done. Super scary I know but talk about accountability! You’d be so motivated by wanting to hurry up and post an awesome “after” picture I think you’d stay right on track. Just consider it. It’s an idea…..
  3. Enlist the help of coaches –Booty Boot Camp is about to take a huge leap in the accountability factor of our program. Many boot camps claim to be group personal training but this is what it’s all about. Fit Guardian is coming, and wanna talk about accountability……..this is the ultimate! Come join us for a trial workout and be a part of the change. 877-288-1231

Talk to you soon,

Sarai Jones

Booty Boot Camp owner founder

ww.GetFitWithSarai.com

 

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