...and where to find one.
THE number one thing you all tell me you're struggling with when it comes to working out is Motivation. And hey, I hear ya, I’m the SAME WAY! So when motivation is low, and that might be all-the-time, we need to depend on something else to help us get those workouts in so we can keep our bodies and minds healthy.
“The funny thing about motivation is that it comes after taking action, not before.” - Paul Bailey
So now what?
We set goals, we find our “why” and practice all the inspirational tips. But for me, a self-proclaimed people pleaser, there is one that works like no other: accountability buddy/s. If I commit to someone, I will make that workout happen rather than go through all the excuses that I seem to be able to find. I mean seriously, the dishes can wait 20 minutes.
The WHO and the HOW:
- Find a friend (or group of friends) that are getting in shape. I asked 3 girlfriends on my little island here this month to be in an accountability group. Sometimes we make walking dates, meet up at a class, text sweaty selfies or even a simple “DONE!”
- Ask a family member to go in on this with you. I had 2 sisters in my EASE Beginner Pilates Program that texted each other daily across states to check-in. They enjoyed great success with the program AND strengthened their connection.
- Find an online community - of course the Just Breathe community is one of my favorites. It’s for women wanting to improve their health and fitness and looking for support from like minded women in a positive environment.
An accountability buddy/group is my personal go-to for getting consistent with my workouts after I’ve been slacking off and I encourage you to try it.
Still not sure how? Leave a comment below, DM me from the bottom of the page or find me on social and we’ll come up with a plan together. You will always find support here with me and the JB community.
Ready to experience the transformative power of Pilates? I promise it will improve your relationship with exercise AND your body.