The first step to holding yourself accountable, is creating a plan to stay on track. Every week, I begin by taking some time to outline my goals, plan my workouts, and grocery shop so I know I have healthy meals to eat at home. So every week, I have an expectation and a goal that I set for myself and at the end of the week, I can look back and know I achieved something all for myself!
When planning your workouts, it is important to find or create a solid plan that you can progress through. Little snip-its of Instagram workouts are great for inspiration and new ideas, but if you are going to the gym and doing random movements and workouts, I want you to stop. You can utilize workouts you find on Instagram if you are doing them consistently in a structured plan. You want to find a schedule of consistent exercises that you can work on to perfect your form, increase the weight you are lifting, and really see progress.
At the end of the day you are doing this for YOU and you want to set yourself up for success. You want to build consistency in your lifestyle to develop the discipline to achieve your goals. There will be days you don’t want to take the trip to the gym or you do not know what to eat, but having a plan gives you that extra push and bit of motivation to keep you going.