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The #1 Best Way To Stay Accountable To Your Weight Loss/Fitness Goals

By | Fit Moms For Life Book, Fit Moms For Life DVD, Fit Moms for Life Six Week Challenge, Transformations, Uncategorized

I have thought long and hard about this question and after 10 years of research, and real-life observation I have come up with my answer…

The best way to stay accountable to is to help facilitate a group of people who are also looking to improve their health.  Other strategies might include a reward based system. For example, if you workout 4X per week, and don’t go to a fast food joint for the next 6 weeks you will reward yourself with a spa day. Penalty systems can be another way to go. For example you are a hard core democrat. You will give $1000 to the George W. Bush Library Foundation, if you don’t lose 10 lbs this month. These second two strategies play on the pain/pleasure receptors, which are both very powerful and can work well, but I believe the first option, facilitating a group is the most powerful.

WHY?

WomenSimply put, we are good at letting ourselves down, but we will do anything we can to NOT let our friends and family down.  I have known this tendency in humans for quite sometime, but never has it become so obvious and powerful as in the past 3 months as we launched the Fit Moms 6 Week Challenges across North America (70 of them in total).  When meeting and speaking to many of the leaders their #1 reason for starting their group was to keep themselves on track and accountable.

This surprised me…

I thought they were going to say for the financial benefits (some can make over $1000), or the ability to make new friends, or to give back to their community. But it makes total sense, and that is why the leaders are getting such incredible results (so are the participants), because they are wanting to lead by example.

As we head into 2014, I would like to give you the gift of ultimate accountability and consider becoming a Fit Moms 6 Week Challenge facilitator. Not only will you begin the process of getting in the best shape of your life, you will be enriching and connecting many other women’s lives in the process and get paid for it.

That sounds like a win/win/win.

The best part is it doesn’t take much time on your part, and we have everything you need to promote and lead your group, plus you get exclusive access to myself and my team that is building up the leaders/facilitators.  My goal is to have 30 more leaders signed up by the end of the year so we can launch 100 6 week challenges early next year.

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I know this can seem like a big and scary thing to do, but I will be here to hold your hand throughout the entire process.

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If you have any questions regarding this program email me at dustinmaherfitness@gmail.com, and I will get back to you shortly. You don’t need to be at your ideal place, you just need to have a willingness to invite and to love on your community.

Accountability

By | Behavior Change, Blog, Fit Moms For Life DVD, Mindset, Nutrition, Uncategorized

Hi! This is PattyM! My first Dustin blog!  TGIF!  My FMFL community group finished our first 5-days a week workout this morning.  I started this group after Dustin came and gave our community a bootcamp of our own! We started out with Wednesday mornings – strength training, then we went to 2 days a week, then Monday, Wednesday, Friday, and now this week decided to go with M-F. We did strength M W F and Core/Core T and Th.  We dont have a DVD player at our local gym, so I have written down all the FMFL routines on index cards and I lead them from there.  I’m anxious to hear back from the ladies how they liked coming 5 days a week!  I know there were at least 2 days this week where I just wanted to roll over and snuggle with my hubby for another 45 minutes, but because I knew that there were people waiting for me at the gym, I HAD TO GO!  Accountability?  Have you heard that word before from Dustin?  I know that more than once I have heard these ladies say that if they hadn’t said they were coming in, they wouldn’t be working out like they are.  So get a buddy or two or start your own community of FMFL!

Yesterday my son and I were at Chili’s for supper; we decided to half something since it was kind of early for supper, but he really wanted some texas french fries – so I gave in. 

I had 3 of these fries and after the 2nd one my son says “What would Dustin say if he walked in and saw you eating that?” (I even took a picture to post in my blog of what not to order and if you do – don’t eat it!) My kids know who Dustin is, that I follow him daily, and give me a little guilt trip now and then WHEN I NEED IT!  I did the 14-day flush a few weeks ago with gluten free and laughed every time even my 7-year-old would say “does that have gluten mom?” I took one more french fry, and well, that was it.  Not because of guilt (okay maybe a little, but that’s a good thing!), but because I felt terrible, physically terrible.  I wished I were at home and could make a healthy supper – I was craving clean food!  I’m glad to say that neither my son or I ate any more fries and we boxed this up and took it with us, with our eye looking for one of those people you see standing on a corner with a sign to give to. 

Recap of this week – 1. I know how much accountability means to me – do you?  2. Chili’s can keep their texas french fries!  I like the way I feel after a good healthy meal much better!