Living in denial vs holding yourself accountable

by Megan K on July 25, 2011

I have had some interesting conversations this week with colleagues, clients and members at the various facilities in which I train and teach. The most common trend I’ve noticed is that the people who are having the most success are holding themselves accountable for their fitness and nutrition goals. The people who seem to have stalled in progress or who are even back sliding (in body fat, inches, weight gains etc.) are denying this current reality and or making excuses for what is happening.

We all have extraordinarily busy times in our lives, times when fitting in exercise becomes more challenging and or we are forced to eat on the run with less healthy options available.
We all have times when certain foods seem more appealing- whether that be associated to hormonal fluctuations, natural ‘eb and flow’ of hunger or emotional eating. But when such behavior becomes a common trend, we seem surprised if our progress is slower than ideal, we deny that there is something that could use our attention or that an alternative course of action needs to be taken, we are living in denial.

It is important to know where you stand with your fitness and your health so that you can continue to make progress and this means stepping away from denial and moving toward accountability- even in times when your progress is not as fast as you would like.

People often look at personal training or group training as a luxury.
I see it is a necessity. It is after all, your health. Even if you hire a fitness professional for only a short period of time, he or she can guide you toward the fastest and safest progress possible and to help you become more accountable.
It is like a regular physical at the doctor’s office or a check-up at the dentist’s office.

We all need to be held accountable for our physical well-being and some of us do best when we have someone to check-in with for an assessment.

I want you to succeed in all of your endeavors. All things in life are more accessible when you are taking care of yourself.

In good health,
Megan K

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