If weight loss were as easy as following the nutrition plan and doing the workouts then we’d all be lean and healthy and have bursts of energy every single day. Don’t you agree?
You are so much more than a bunch of cells in a petree dish. It’s not as easy as giving you the scientific how-to’s of weight loss and then watch as the pounds quickly melt away. Nope..
You may have a husband who doesn’t want the same weight loss dinner your plan asks of you.
you may have friends who you’d like to share a glass of wine or delectable meal with from time to time.
You also have very real emotions that shift the way you eat and how much you eat.
When you come home from a long day at work, you’re tired and mentally drained. It’s difficult to make healthy choices and it’s easy to overeat.
When you’re sad or stressed, food becomes comfort and many times, even if the foods are healthy, you overeat.
We are intricate, social and psychological beings and knowing the science of achieving a long, healthy, slim life isn’t enough to keep you on track.
You already know what to do (for the most part) . That’s not the problem.
When it comes to reaching your goals, besides understanding the science behind looking and feeling your best, you also need to tap into the social and psychological aspects of weight loss in order to succeed.
You need to master MOTIVATION and achieve MAXIMUM ACCOUNTABILITY to succeed.
In many cases these two qualities go hand in hand.
Often, if you’re feeling that nudge of accountability, it motivates you deeply to push forward and succeed. After all, the last thing you want is to make promises you couldn’t achieve.
So today we’re diving deep into the The 4 Steps to Maximum Accountability for Your Faster Weight Loss After 50. Not only will these 4 techniques provide the powerful push you’ve been waiting for, but it surges your motivation to all time new high!
To help you accelerate weight loss further, I’ve created a downloadable maximum accountability checklist of each of the four points. It includes exact and specific examples of each of the four categories.
1. Join a Group Of women who are at the same stage as you:
Whether it’s an online or in person group, joining a community of like minded women who around the same stage and age as you are creates a huge impact on accountability.
For example, if you’re a woman after 50 just getting started with fitness after a long time off. Or maybe you never really began in the first place, then joining a Get Back to Fit Over 50 community would create a powerful shift in your accountability mindset The “if she can do it, I can too” mentality:
If someone of the exact same age and stage as you are is succeeding, it makes it impossible to hide behind an excuse, especially one of the most disempowering excuses I hear in the after 50 community “I’m just too old”
For example, if one of the subjects is successful weight loss after menopause and many of your group members have had amazing success, watching the pounds melt away with the brand new tactics they’re using, you can no longer hide behind excuse “it’s not possible to lose weight after menopause” .
Instead, it transforms your thinking into an actionable mindset and you start asking productive questions that get you the same belly shrinking results. You’ll ask questions such as “how did she do it?”, or “when can I try that strategy too?”.
The mindset shifts, the motivation increases and with that you feel accountable too. After all, there are zero excuses. If she can do it after menopause, you can too! The group indirectly holds you accountable.
2.Find An Acquaintance who wants to lose weight too:
Notice how the title of this stage of accountability doesn’t mention a husband, a family member or a close friend?
There’s a very valuable reason for that. Because friends and husbands forgive and forget and you know they’ll love you no matter what. In other words, there are zero consequences when you don’t make goal.
In order to create maximum accountability connect with an acquaintance instead. Someone who wants to lose weight too, that you know well enough to approach, but that isn’t so close they wouldn’t hold you to your goal.
Then, make them your new weight loss partner. Someone who will hold you accountable to your goal each week.
Not only does this partner hold you accountable, but because you don’t know them very well, you may actually feel embarrassed if you fall short of your commitment.
Create a weekly meeting either by phone, in person or online where you can go into detail about whether or not you achieved a weekly goal.
Your weekly goal should be small but very specific. Discuss it in detail with your partner and set very clear guidelines to your success.
The goal doesn’t have to do with the scale, or a tape measure because let’s be honest, those are factors you can’t always control, but you can control your habits and your actions. Which makes habit change the perfect goal.
Choose goals such as:
- I’ll stop at one serving of dinner
- I’ll walk 3 times a week
- I’ll go to a fitness class with my partner three days of the week.
These are actions you can control to create speedy weight loss success.
Have it written down so your partner knows exactly what they’re keeping you accountable for.
Then create a consequence or a reward that your partner will provide depending on your outcome.
- You could slip a 10 dollar bill in with the written goal you give your partner. You make goal, you get your 10 dollars back, but you slack on your goal and your partner is 10 dollars richer.
- You and your partner decide to attend a fitness class together. If one doesn’t show up to the class, the other can’t participate in the class either. In other words, you’re holding the fate of your partner’s goal in your hands too.
In this post I’ve added one more huge layer of accountability.
The last two strategies that maximize accountability and accelerate your weight loss results are in this week’s FREE hand out.It includes exact specific examples of each of the four steps including a full description of the last two points.
Because when you have a clearly mapped out a plan that walks you through each step, with clear examples and checks in place to help you succeed, then it takes away all excuses and you’ve finally got a strategy to melt away those pounds!
This week’s FREE download is a done-for-you Maximum Accountability checklist
PLUS a FREE bonus incentive to help you reach step #4
You’ll accelerate weight loss and become stronger and fitter when you’ve checked off all 4 boxes in the Maximum Accountability checklist. Download it here.