What's harder than starting an exercise program, running plan or healthy lifestyle?? Sticking with it!!! Like any habit it takes TIME to MAKE it a habit.
A few, quick tips to help keep you accountable and excited about your workout plans:
*Accountability partner. Probably one of the best ideas. What better way to get and stay in shape than to do so with a friend.
Make a running date! Or coffee break to get together and discuss progress (or lack of haha) and motivate each other.
*Keep a journal. I love my runner's journal. Journal your success and failures and plans to overcome.
*Keep a list of goals to check off. Make them specific. And then create a plan to get it done. I have a list I can check off and keep track of how my weeks/months go. Nothing quite as satisfying as checking off accomplished goals!
*Sign up for an online "community" like DailyMile
It keeps track of all my miles and workouts. Even tells me how many doughnuts I've burned off...now if that isn't appealing enough! Plus you get to meet people from all walks and levels of life. Share advice and tips.
*If you have a smartphone download the Free app Endomondo
Tracks you live with GPS and there's also an online community to join. It will track your runs and generate cool stuff like maps, elevation ect. I used that one all the time before I purchased my Garmin. It is an excellent and pretty accurate app.
Oh this post is short and sweet today! I'm so sorry but work has been CRAZY busy and my poor home...it is suffering undesirable consequences from my lack of upkeep. It needs help. Lots of help. Any cleaning fairies wanna join in the party??
What keeps you accountable?
I will have a review coming up shortly for the BeachBody program with before/after pictures of amazing women I know! I cannot wait to put that one together! I've heard AWESOME things about all their programs.
Happy (&blessed) Running!