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4 Tips To Stay Accountable To Your Fitness Goal

Is working out one of your new year’s resolutions, but you’re already fearing your usual excuses? Here are some tips to hold you accountable when you’re tempted to turn on Netflix instead of hitting the treadmill:

  1. Make a plan. By making detailed plans about how, when, and where you will achieve your goals, you’ll be more likely to actually meet them. Check out your schedule for tomorrow and commit to a time to exercise. (Pencil or type it in now!) Then, make a specific plan about how and where you will do that exercise.

  2. Download a fitness app. Smartphones make it seriously hard to avoid fitness accountability, considering we’re always looking at them. There are lots of free apps, but consider buying one—research shows more expensive apps tend to use more effective techniques.

  3. Buddy up. Ask family and friends to join you in your pursuit of a fitter bod. You’ll be more likely to stick with your goals if you have someone else to hold you to your word.

  4. Keep a record. Log your activity daily. Reward yourself with an Insta-worthy experience when you meet milestones.

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