Accountability

Written by Stacy . Posted in Blog.

I kept thinking I wanted to start running again. I didn’t strive to win races or have a race every weekend but I wanted to put on my tennis shoes and hit the asphalt for an enjoyable run. I have wanted to do this for a long time but I wasn’t following through with this goal on my own. So what did I do…..I signed up for a running class that met two times per week for six weeks. Yep, I paid money to run every Tuesday at 5:30 pm and Saturdays at 7:30 am. Some call this crazy. I heard, “You can run for free on your own” a couple times for sure. But I needed the accountability. I know if I wouldn’t have signed up for the class I wouldn’t push myself. I probably wouldn’t even have made it out my front door.
Trish, our instructor, and my “classmates” pushed me, reminded me of my strengths, and encouraged me to keep going. I didn’t lead the pack but each time I was better than I was the time before!
We all know we SHOULD exercise but sometimes just knowing doesn’t translate into making it happen.
Same concept applies to nutrition and health and that feeling of knowing what we should do. In consultations with clients I hear “I know what I should do” more times than I can count. This is where Kacy and I can help clients in a special way. We can be a type of accountability to spend time really evaluating what you want for your health, why you want it, what’s standing in your way and developing realistic steps to get you there. We want to help you implement change but it’s important to take time to reflect and determine why you haven’t made changes before, the reason why you want to make changes now and exactly how you are going succeed with your goals.
I have loved the running accountability the last six weeks have provided for me. Kacy and I were exercising on Tuesdays and Saturdays with our running class and we were determined to get 150 minutes total of exercise per week. Once we put our mind to it it wasn’t that hard. We weren’t perfect and didn’t get the recommended 150 minutes every week but we definitely did more the past six weeks than we have done in a long time. The key to getting this accomplished for us was determining when we could exercise and scheduling it in!
I am an intuitive eater and I feel like this comes easier for me than exercise but that is why I joined a group of like-minded people so I could accomplish a goal. Now that the series of classes are over I might not be able to continue to go on Tuesdays because of childcare but I still plan to go on Saturdays for the accountability. Hopefully I can do some other kind of exercise most nights of the week with Teagan, Kacy and Benson.
Please stay tuned for information about our Intuitive Eating Accountability Group we are starting beginning of July. Intuitive eaters eat when they feel hungry and stop eating when they feel full. They make food choices based on both health and enjoyment. They trust, respect and nourish their bodies. They reject the “diet” mentality.
Do you feel like you would benefit from learning more about intuitive eating and desire to have a healthy relationship with food? Send us a message and we will be sure to follow up with you and give you additional information. Getting healthy is a journey that’s more fun if friends are along for the ride!