Hold Yourself Accountable
Think about the first time you walked through the doors of Get Fit NH. When you came to us maybe you came with a goal to lose weight, feel better, look better, manage stress, or get strong. I want you to think about a few things:
- When is the last time you have assessed your goals?
- Have you set specific outcome goals for yourself?
- And if so, have you determined your behavior goals?
If you never write down your goals and develop a plan to make them happen you will not see results. I may have a goal to lose 4 pounds in 4 weeks, but how am I going to get there? Can I just train 4 times per week then eat McDonalds on the way home from the gym? No.
- Outcome goal: I want to lose 4 pounds in 4 weeks.
- Behavior goals:
- Train 4X per week for 4 weeks
- Train as hard as I am able. Do each progression that I am able to do.
- Turn in a weekly meal plan to my coach
- Turn in a weekly food log to my coach
- Email/Text pictures of my meals to my coach
- Follow P.P.W.
Making your goals public is motivation to get it done. That’s why success sessions are so important. Your coaches know your ability and can push you when you need it on the training floor. If you have not had a success session with your coach, it’s time to set one up.
Just ask Patti Johnson from Concord 5 AM.
- Patti’s outcome goal: 6 Jumping pull ups in a row
- Behavior goals:
- Do chirpees overhand grip whenever the opportunity arises.
- Negative pull ups
- Band assisted pull ups
- Avoid underhand grip (chin ups)
Patti declared her goals and I held her accountable. Every time I went over the chin bar Patti had that overhand grip and powered through every second. That grip is a lot harder and she knew it, but because we both knew that she had set a goal for herself she followed through.
And guess what? Patti can easily do 6+ jumping chins and 3 in a row from a dead hang.
Talk to your coach today about setting up your success session. Don’t wait to make your goals public knowledge.
Make it happen,