I think people might have a misconception that people who workout often, must always want to do it but the truth is sometimes we want to sleep in a little longer and sometimes we may hit snooze for an hour straight. It is not always easy to wake up with motivation. This morning was one of those days for me. My alarm started to go off around 6 am and I hit snooze every 10 minutes. Before I knew it, it was already 7 am and I still didn't want to get up. Then my friend Sarah (one of the first blogs that I read was hers) sent me a photo after her kick ass workout and that was all I needed to Get. My. Ass. Up!
Sarah is not only my friend but we agreed to be each-others accountability partners. We don't workout together since we live in different states but everyday we "check in". Here are three things that we do that might help you guys out.
- Set goals and share it with the other to keep you on track.
- Weigh in on the same day and share your progress.
- We are both on MyFitnessPal so every night we send each other our macro breakdown.
These may seem like simple things but they truly help.
The best advice I can give to anyone that is looking for a AP is to find someone who has similar goals whom you know will motivate you instead of bring you down.
Sarah's tip: "One thing I would add is always be honest. If you're having a bad day, tell your partner. They can coach you to pick yourself back up or talk you out of a temptation. Plus your partner will be encouraged to know they aren't the only one who struggles sometimes."