Ages ago, I did a 50-day accountability thing here and on Instagram which went down well, with a group of friends (and strangers) following along and using the check-ins to hold themselves accountable to their own goals.
Well folks, it’s just over 8 weeks until Christmas (sorrynotsorry!) so who’s up for an 8-week group check-in/accountability thing (<< technical term)?
I don’t know about you, but as the nights draw in, I start thinking more about getting myself organised in terms of business, admin, house stuff and goals. Less time outside, more time in the house seeing the gaps in my organisational skills, I guess. 😉
8 weeks seems a nice stretch of time to work steadily towards a goal, and it takes us to almost-Christmas, which is satisfyingly timely.
Here’s what I suggest:
– pick your goal. You don’t have to tell me (although you can if you want – I like to chat – you can find me on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram). It could be getting fitter, creating more consistency in your training, losing weight or making some physique changes, maybe it’s something to do with your work or business, it could be putting out content to your clients more frequently. Have a think. Whatever that thing is that’s niggling away at you – that’s the thing to get done!
– plan, then track. What we measure, we can change. Some of you might like to journal, some might like to use an app, others might like the satisfaction of ticking boxes on a tracker.
What will I be using the 8 weeks for?
It’s going to be getting some consistency in my diet. Not dieting for weight loss or eating in a deficit, but getting some kind of consistent plan in place. At the moment, I track my food some of the time, but not all of the time. This means I don’t know what’s working, and what’s not.
Whether or not I compete in the next few years, I still want to make changes to my physique as a bodybuilder. And unless I have a consistent diet in place, I’m not going to know what’s helping and what’s hindering.
So my plan for the next 8 weeks is to keep track of food, get carbs and calories up to a decent level (and consistent on a daily basis), and to find out what my body really needs to grow.
Just a short one for today to see who’s up for this. I’ll check in once a week and share an idea for planning, routine, habits…
Sound good? Let me know who’s in. I’ve got my eye on a couple of you already 😉
Nicola Joyce – the Fit Writer – is a freelance copywriter and journalist who writes for the sport and fitness industry. Her main website is here.