How Technology can helps us stay on track.

by Anna D

Have you ever used accountability to stick to a goal or intention? You know like telling everyone that you were quitting smoking and that if they saw you with a pack of smokes to take it away from you? Or perhaps you’ve teamed up with a friend so that every morning you meet at the gym or on the sidewalk in front of your home to go running.

Accountability has a way of getting us to do the things that we want to do, but that we might not do if we lose motivation. We all want to “give face” and appear smarter, cooler, and more motivated to our friends, so we stick to our intentions.

That’s where blogging for accountability comes in: if your goal is to work out 3 times per week, eat a salad every day for lunch, or stop buying junk food… you can announce it to your blog readers, your Facebook friends, or your Twitter buddies. I promise that having to admit to the Internet that you caved and ate a tub of ice cream will keep you on the straight and narrow, And, it will make you Healthier 🙂
If public accountability isn’t quite your thing, you can still track your progress using apps that run on your mobile devices. Like the app LOSE IT! we use here with our clients 🙂  this app  tracks the calories you eat, tracks your daily exercise and more! We LOVE IT!

I think there’s something to be said about being able to look back at your progress as your fitness improves. If you started out huffing and puffing after a 5 minute jog, and now you can run a few miles… you can bet you’ll want to celebrate this achievement!

We are always looking forward to the next thing, so it’ important to have something to remind us of how far we’ve  come. And how much healthier we are too 🙂

To your Health,

Ale Adaui

TFX Fitness Coach

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