I’ve just kicked off a new programme, and here’s something I wrote to the participants:
“I’ve been trialling a slightly more ‘hardcore’ version of this programme with members, and the results have been excellent. One person, for example, has lost two pounds short of a stone in less than 3 weeks!
What’s the big difference between this and most other plans?
I’ve always said you need to make yourself accountable if you want to reach your goals. It’s what separates successful people in all ventures from the rest of the pack.
Now, the programme I was referring to above kicked off 3 weeks ago, and to get in the participants had to agree to do 3 things:
- Set a solid goal
- Weigh-in every week and log the weigh-in so we can see they’re on track for their goal
- Log and post photos of what they’re eating in their private group every day
- Attend a team meeting every couple of weeks
When you’re that accountable to me and your team mates, losing 12 pounds of fat in 20 days suddenly makes sense!
Take away the accountability, and you can do anything.
- You can snack when no-one’s looking.
- You can slack off your eating plan because you had meetings all day.
- You can skip your workout because you were a bit sniffly.