You had a mission, get into the gym, follow a nutrition plan, drink lots of water, get lots of sleep, go out to the bar less; so that you can lose 20lbs. You set the goal and achieved it, or came close, so now what?
Why do so many people, after reaching their goal, put the weight back on? And sometimes more!
In our opinion, it’s because of the lack of ACCOUNTIBILITY. Lifestyle changes, building a healthy relationship with food, and a consistent workout schedule requires accountability to fight temptation and keep us on track.
What does accountability look like?
1)Goal Setting – At CF 416 we try to meet with as many members as possible on a quarterly basis to identify the goals they’re working on. This simple admission of their goals to our staff makes them accountable for their goal before the next goal setting meeting.
2)Nutrition and Lifestyle Coaching – Working with a Nutrition coach provides constant review of your food logs, and helps with specific challenges you may have due to work, family, or medical condition. Professional assistance and an outside view can go a long way when trying to make the right choices every day.
3)Testing – At CF 416 we have invested in an Inbody. The Inbody body composition analyser measures body fat, muscle mass, and total body water to gain an accurate reading of what you’re made of. This machine provides an amazing snapshot of progress towards body composition goals. To help keep you accountable, we recommend testing every 2-3 months.
4)Food Tracking – Understanding what you eat on a daily basis can go a long way to ensure you are being accountable to yourself. Once goals are met, tracking your food will keep you inline by providing insight into whether you’re going overboard or not with treats, or food amount.
Once your goal has been reached, maintaining a lifestyle that keeps you moving forward can be a huge challenge. These tools work. If you want more guidance, our Nutrition Coaching services is a great place to start.
How are you going to keep yourself accountable? Email me to let me know! Dan@crossfit416.ca