Is Your Goal Missing a Plan or Accountability?
By: Coach Vince
Most people know what they want when it comes to goals at the gym. The classics of wanting to lose weight, get stronger, be healthier, etc. If knowing what you want typically comes pretty easy, then why do most people fall short of getting what they want? The reason we fall short of reaching our goal can be boiled down to one of two things: not having a PLAN and/or no one to hold us ACCOUNTABLE.
Let’s face it, goals worth setting in the gym and especially in life will most likely be a challenge. If they’re not a challenge in the beginning, then certainly at some point you will be faced with adversity on achieving your goal.
Plans that have the most success have a few things in common. They are:
- Have a Timeline established
Throughout the time you have given yourself to achieve your goal, the Plan will be the road map that keeps you on track and helps you get back on track if you drift. If there is no Plan, no road map to guide you, you can see how easy it is when things get difficult or you lose your motivation to never reach that goal. Lucky for you, you have a great Coaching Staff here at Reviver that would thoroughly enjoy helping you come up with your Plan to achieve your goal. Please don’t hesitate to reach out and set up an appointment. But what if making the game Plan isn’t your problem…
….. then most likely you struggle with the “C” word (ok ok, get your mind out of the gutter). The “C” word I’m referring to is Consistency. NEWSFLASH you don’t have to be perfect, you just need to be good more times than you’re bad. On our own, unless you’re a robot, consistency is hard. I believe that most people struggle with consistency because they don’t have someone holding them Accountable.
When I say “someone”, I don’t mean just anyone. If you are trying to lose weight, I don’t recommend your Accountabili-buddy (a made-up word that I love to describe the person who is in charge of holding you accountable) being the person you’re trying to lose weight with. There is undoubtedly a moment in time where one of you will be weak and want the pumpkin spice latte (p.s. you know who you are) and try your best impression of a sales person on your friend to get one as well. This way if they get one and you get one, it cancels itself out and it’s like neither one of you got one. Am I speaking to anyone right now, is there anyone that can relate?
Your Accountabili-buddy needs to be a person that has no problem helping you stay on track and preferable is a buddy that doesn’t struggle with the thing you do. I know what you’re thinking…if they don’t struggle with what I struggle with then they don’t know how hard it is for me? That might be true but the purpose of the buddy is not to understand the struggle (if they do that’s great) but to help hold you Accountable. That is why coming up with a Plan is so important. You (and hopefully a Reviver Coach if needed) came up with the Plan. You said it was attainable and realistic, so the buddy is just merely holding you accountable to the Plan you set forth for yourself. Lucky for you we have the greatest Community here at Reviver.
If you need an Accountabili-buddy please don’t hesitate to reach out to someone you see you at Reviver and start reaching your goal today!