Get Yourself an Accountability Partner
Get Yourself an Accountability Partner

Who in your life is your accountability partner? If you don’t have a partner, find one! They can be as key to a successful fitness or nutrition program as a good meal plan and pair of running shoes. I have met so many great women over the past year who have shown how female friendship can help to push and challenge one another towards our fitness goals

How to find and create an accountability relationship.

  1. Find a Partner

Your partner may the neighbor around the corner who loves to run and you are looking to train for your first 5k. Or it may be a fellow “Instagrammer” who posts amazing recipes and you are looking to transition away from processed foods. Reach out and ask if they want to share in your journey!

Maybe you know of someone who has a desire to change their fitness or nutrition and you have some tips, tricks, recipes that you know are helpful. Let them know. Invite them to share with you their struggles, assure them you are there to walk alongside them.  I always picture a large web of motherhood- most of us are striving for the same thing. Occasionally we just need someone to step out and say “Hey let’s do this together!”

  1. Set your goals and expectations

Once you have your partner, what are you both looking to accomplish? Several months ago, one of my college roommates and I decided we both needed some accountability in our running. We each wanted to finish the I Love Running 100 Days of Miles. We started sending each other a message on Facebook whenever we completed a run. A simple note but it keeps me running. Makes me lace up when I would rather sit on the couch. When Jody posts that she ran 2 miles in the 90 degree Florida heat, I lose my excuse to run in the 75 degree Hoosier heat!

Chat with your partner about your goals. Will you meet in person 3 days a week to run? Will you share you food journal on My Fitness Pal? Text each other a picture of your empty water jug? In the age of social media, there are so many resources to connect us with friends both near and far.

Be sure to also share your expectations. How often will you check in? If one of you falls of the wagon for a few days, give your partner permission to call your fanny out! We all need it. I promise.

  1. Shared Celebration!

Make a plan for when you rock your goal. Will you go out for a celebratory pedicure together? Could we dream big and plan a girls’ weekend away? How about finally buying that outfit you had your eye on? Regardless of what choose as your choose together, celebrate together and help keep each other’s eye on the prize!

If you are in need of an accountability partner and would like me to be your gal…reach out! I would love to support new and old friends alike. Let’s get our nutrition in line, our bellies full of good wholesome nutrition and our support system strengthened!


Posted with Permission from Small Steps of Change

Day 4 with no running: 

I've lost hearing in my right eye
Y'all looove skinny runners until y'all

cuddling and they get lost in the cover

like a remote
Just once I would like to make it

through an entire hill workout without

having a WTF moment

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Nobody: Absolutely no one: Not a single soul on this Earth: Not even their mom: FiTneSs iNFLuEnceR: "A lot  of you have been asking me  about my gym routine.."
*Medal Monday* People really be posting selfies and  no medals. Seriously, grow tf up
I have blisters on both feet, I might  have a stress fracture on my left foot, and my legs are so sore it hurts to  walk. But I got a shiny medal saying  "Finisher"... Which is nice !!
Completed my first marathon.  And the award for "Acting normal  when you have a crap load of pain"  goes to...... ME !!!!
Kinda annoying when you're excited to talk to someone about your upcoming     race and don't feel the same energy back.
According to my nipples, summer is over.
You could sleep in on Sunday. Or, you could drag your ass over 26.2 miles  just for a medal, t-shirt, and a beer. Welcome to the insanity !!
RUNNING OXYMORONS: *easy five miles *"only" a half marathon *humble marathoner *sanitary porta potty *ten perfect toenails *pre-run stretches *fast recovery YIKES!!
*early morning run* During the first mile: fuck this, I'm tired af During the last mile:  fuck yeah, that's what I call a good run. I  can't wait for tomorrow
Sometimes I look at all my black  toenails and wonder how long it's  been since I had all 10 of them  at the same time
Yeah sex is great but have you ever finished a run exactly on 5.0 miles?
Honestly blows my mind sometimes  how one can be so active but still have a meh body. Probably has to do with  my justifying things like  pizza because I ran 10  miles or something  like that
5:00AM Running doesn’t say 'I can’t'.. you do
When your IT band is starting to feel better, so you try running....  IT band pain: I'm back and  worse then ever baby
Running an ultra-marathon is a  socially acceptable form of insanity
Singing out loud while listening to  music during a run is the ultimate form of self care
2020 is in 3 months wtf
You might have more talent than me,  you might be smarter than me, you  might be sexier than me...  But if we get on the treadmill  together, there's two things:  You're getting off first,  or I'm going to die.  It's really that simple....
Running's a pain in the ass.  But it sure gives me a nice one.
Let's have a moment of silence for all  those who are stuck in traffic on  their way to the gym to ride  the stationary bicycle.
You glow different when you just  scored a new PR
What do running partners and dogs have in common? They’re both always there for you when the going gets tough!
I'm the kind of person that will restart a song because I got distracted and wasn't appreciating it enough
Y'all ever cried over a marathon PR  you missed by less than a minute?? That's a different type of hurt right  there
NO ONE: ABSOLUTELY NO ONE:  ME: hey y'all do you want  to see today's splits Of course you do, here they are
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