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Episode 5. Personal accountability - making aggressive contributions to your health

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Feeling like all you need is accountability to really get moving toward your goals? Hold on! Before you go asking for an accountability partner…you may want to tune in to today’s episode with our coaches Travis & Whitney as they dive into what TRUE accountability must look like in order to gain real momentum with your health. 

They discuss how people generally perceive accountability as enlisting someone to tell them what to do… but in all actuality it’s so much more nuanced and doesn’t start with a dialogue but instead it starts with an honest monologue with yourself around your resistance to doing what you know you need to do. It requires you to recognize first your own leadership capacity in guiding yourself and your ability to take ownership of your own actions.

It’s a “no-holds-barred” kind of episode. You’ve been warned friend…

A Few Highlights

“But again, that takes somebody saying, okay, I'm an aggressive contributor to my journey, and I'm not just going to sit here and say, “oh, that didn't work. Let me just give up. Let me just quit.” Like you can. But if this matters to you, if life matters to you, and being able to live an active, energetic, vibrant, healthy life for a long period of time, being able to do all that you can do. And sometimes there are things that are out of our control that we can't, but a lot of times we don't do all that we can do.”

“At the end of the day, for most trainers, you're only able to be with them for about an hour at most. Then you guys are distant. So then that means in 24-hours, you have 1-hour with your trainer. 23-hours by yourself. Your trainer can give you the guidance on, “hey, when you're at this restaurant or that restaurant, choose more this option over this option because of X, Y and Z” but it's on you to actually be like, okay, he or she gave me this information now I have to put it to action”.

“And a lot of times we don't know how to do that. We know how to show up for the commitments we make externally. We know how to show up when we have a doctor's appointment because we know if we're late to that, we still don't have to pay. And insurance isn't going to cover that whole situation because we were late. So you show up. You show up to your appointments at work, right? You have an appointed time to be there because, you know, you don't show up on time, your pay is going to get docked, you may get written up, or there may be some type of repercussions, but when it comes to ourselves and taking care of ourselves and showing up for ourselves again, accountability, self accountability, we'll be like, oh, that's okay. Or that's not as important.”

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