I believe Beachbody has figured out the missing piece to the fitness puzzle. The thing you can’t get by just doing workouts at home, just running, or even just going to the gym. I’ve seen coaches refer to this element as the “special sauce,” That leads me to my weight loss tip #4: GET SOME ACCOUNTABILITY. For me that was getting a coach when I purchased my PiYo challenge pack. I got into a group that held me accountable every single day for the first 60 days. I would get up in the morning and think, ugh I don’t want to work out, and then I would think, all the other ladies are getting up and working out I should too.
Every Saturday I posted a sweaty selfie after my workout. Sunday I had to turn in my meal plan. Then every Monday morning I had to send my coach my weight. Weighing on Monday morning is GENIUS, it really motivated me to not blow my diet on the weekends. We had fitness challenges that were fun and very challenging, like a weekend of two a days or 15 squats every time we went to the bathroom for a day. Also had a water challenge day where we tracked how much we could drink in a day. It really got me engaged in thinking about working out and eating well every single day. I took a month off from a group which was good to show me in what ways I needed to have more accountability and then jumped back into a group the Monday after Thanksgiving that takes us right up to Christmas. It looks like I’ll be flying solo come January, but I actually feel prepared to do so, I feel like the diet I began has turned into a lifestyle and I can do this. The awesome thing is now that I’m in this Beachbody “system” I know I always have a way back on track if I ever lose my way.
Not only did it give me accountability, it also gave me a place to celebrate my victories. When you first start out (or really anytime) you don’t want to go around “bragging” about your success, but as you lose weight you want to share it and want to celebrate all the “small victories.” It gave me a space to post pictures when I got into my goal pants and then when I got way too small to wear my goal pants. It gave me a group of girls that said “WHOO HOOO WAY TO GO” when I hit goals. It made health and fitness fun. It also gave me the courage to share all of this with you. I cannot recommend getting an accountability partner or group enough, do it, you will not regret making this commitment! Let me know if you want me to put you in touch with a coach (I am not a coach, nor do I plan to become one), I really believe in this program and want my friend’s who are looking for a change to adopt a new lifestyle in the new year!