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Motivation & Accountability: Staying Committed to Your Fitness Goals

Do you ever struggle to stay consistent or motivated for your fitness journey?


Here’s the thing, staying motivated and accountable on your fitness journey is crucial, especially for busy women over 40 who juggle multiple responsibilities. Maintaining a fitness routine can be challenging when you have a packed schedule.


Trust me, I get it. I am extremely busy, but I remain motivated and accountable with my fitness journey and I would love to share with you how. 


This week's blog is all about helping you explore strategies to keep your commitment strong and ensure you stay on track with your fitness goals. Here’s how you can keep your fitness journey on track and achieve your goals, no matter how busy your life gets!


Importance


Before we dive into the actionable steps, let’s chat about the importance of staying motivated and accountable… 


When you're motivated and kept accountable, you’re much more likely to stick to your workout schedule and healthy eating plan. You’ll find building your foundation, and long-lasting habits much easier!


On top of that, you’ll also avoid plateaus, as maintaining motivation ensures you keep challenging yourself. 


Motivation and accountability ensure consistency and are crucial for achieving your fitness goals. Let’s dive into my 7 actionable steps to continue being motivated and kept accountable… 


7 Tips


  • Set Clear and Realistic Goals 


If you set an unattainable and unrealistic goal do you really think you’ll feel motivated to achieve it? Absolutely not! Right?


This is why I would like you to start small, and begin setting achievable goals to build momentum. Be specific with these goals, and clearly define what you want to achieve. Such as the exact weight you want to lift, or the time you’re able to run a 5K. 


Set deadlines for these goals too. Having a timeline creates a sense of urgency and helps you stay focused. 


  • Create a Plan 


Plan when you’re going to work out and schedule them! Treat them like an important appointment which you MUST stay accountable for. 


Plan your day well in advance and get super organised for when you’re going to work out. Time block a certain time in your day to work out and STICK TO IT! 


  • Find Your Why 


What’s your “why” for wanting to achieve the goals that you’ve just set? Reflect on your motivations and understand the genuine reasons behind why you’ve set your goals. 


Visualize success, picture how you will feel and look once you achieve your goals. Visualization is a powerful motivator as it gives something real to work towards.


  • Track Your Progress


Seeing visible progress and having evidence that you're getting somewhere is SO motivating for a lot of people, I couldn’t recommend it enough. Tracking progress allows you to see how far you’ve come. 


Don’t forget to celebrate your progress along the way too, each milestone and small achievable goal you get across should be celebrated, no matter how small they are!


  • Hire a Coach 


A fitness coach can make all the difference, we can provide you with knowledge, guidance, support, motivation, and a personalized approach, all while keeping you accountable. 


I like to have scheduled check-ins with my clients to ensure they stay on track with their goals and see if there are any adjustments necessary to their plans. These check-ins are usually where I offer motivation and keep you accountable! 


  • Stay Positive 


Foster a positive mindset and focus on what you CAN control rather than what you can’t. Remember, with each step forward, and every time you keep yourself accountable for that workout, you’re one step closer to achieving your goal!


Also, use positive affirmations to boost your confidence and motivation, these can be tailored to your goals and current position. 


  • Forgive Setbacks 


Lastly, be kind to yourself, and understand that setbacks are a normal part of any journey. Please don’t be too hard on yourself if you do miss a workout. 

Setbacks are an opportunity to learn and grow, view them as an opportunity rather than regretting them. 


However, be sure to get back on track after a setback, don’t let it affect you any further! Perfection is unrealistic.


Conclusion


Staying motivated and accountable is essential for achieving your fitness goals, especially when balancing a busy life. By following these actionable steps you should have a lot more clarity with progressing with your fitness journey!


Something I want all women to realise is that they shouldn’t be striving for perfection, they should be aiming for continuous perfection and keep moving forward one step at a time. By following these actionable steps, you should find yourself more motivated and kept accountable. 


I really hope you found this blog useful! Make sure to come back to it if you struggle with motivation. 


A Little About Me


My name is Deb, I’ve been passionate about fitness and self-care for over 35 years now and I believe I’ve lived a much better life because I’ve prioritized it. 


From my love for running which evolved into conquering half and full marathons and weight training I’ve prioritized self-care for the majority part of my life, and I’ve felt constantly amazing because of it. Now I want the same for you too!


My goal is to empower busy women over 40 to take charge of their health and fitness, boost their self-confidence, and feel constantly amazing.


So if this resonates with you, connect with me on Instagram @IDG.Fitness and we can ignite your fitness journey together. We have options for every level of physical ability and fitness, I promise you we can find the best fit for you.


Next Steps


Here’s what I recommend your next steps should be:


  • If you’re beginning your fitness journey (click here) for our free 12-day fitness challenge where I offer support, encouragement, and advice along the way. 


  • If you need extra support, guidance, or encouragement, or have any questions, (click here) to connect with me and book your free fitness consultation!


  • If you’re a little further in your fitness journey (click here) and sign up for my membership 


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