Have an accountability partner.

It’s a simple principle that goes back to childhood. It’s the “buddy rule” at its best. Find a friend with similar goals and keep each other committed. When you miss a workout it’s not just yourself you are disappointing, but your partner too. Even if you’re not working out together, you can check on one another to make sure the work is getting done.

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  1. [pause] So you want a body like Lolo but you haven’t exercised since Flo Jo was in the Olympics? ~ haha.. I love it!

  2. I’ve always wanted an accountability partner but have found it hard to find one. How have others gone about finding accountability partners?

    • @Angel: You can find one in the gym, if you feel comfortable, but the best way to find one is to ask a friend or family member who you trust and has shown some discipline in other areas of their lives.

  3. I agree with everything except the “buddy system”. Workouts are my private time, collect and dumped negative thoughts ~ no talking or the like. I come off a 10 hour plus shift the last thing I want to do is engage with the outside world. My workouts are a physically active meditation.Secondly the last thing I need in my life is another way to disappointment myself or other, accountability is a novice idea for team work but when I’m doing something for me exclusively its not allowed. What I do for me I do for me.

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