This morning on my drive home from the gym I started thinking about accountability. There is something so motivating about showing up to a class where you see some of the same faces week in and week out. I notice when one of the “regulars” isn’t there, and feel like the same happens if I’m missing.
I was talking with a friend last week about how much we miss meeting up in the mornings to workout. I stopped going to Crossfit right before getting pregnant with Jack and she has continued to go (& is amazingly strong!). In all of our time working out together I don’t think we ever bailed on one another and sometimes it was the best part of my day. (Off topic: Are any of you watching Crossfit Games on ESPN? Crazy strong people!)
Luckily I have an awesome group of runner friends that love our morning meetups. Now that I’m starting to get my pace back up I’m running with the gang again. There are many times I’d rather hit snooze, but knowing my friends are expecting me is great accountability. I know just how lucky I am to have these people in my life. But I have also had times in my life when I haven’t had people physically near me for workout buddies, and would have loved to have had some extra incentive.
I love Wednesdays because although half of the week is over, you still have the second half to accomplish your goals. Reflecting on my week I am very happy with my fitness efforts this week, and have recommitted to achieving my remaining goals through the end of the week…Back to the thought about not having workout buddies nearby or just wanting some extra accountability. Feel free to add a comment about your fitness (or other) goals for the rest of the week for accountability. We can check back in with each other at the end of the week. I’ll go first: I’m planning to meet up with my runner girls tomorrow morning, a sculpt fusion class Friday, and some strength training on Saturday. I hope you have a great second half of the week!