Being accountable to just yourself can be difficult. A little trick that works for me is finding a friend or group to hold you accountable for showing up and putting in that work. Nothing like a bit of peer pressure! Don’t feel like working out this evening? Text a friend and ask him or her to join you. This will increase your chances of following through because you wouldn't want to cancel on your buddy now do you? No one likes a flopper.
I found a neat little website called Stickk (https://www.stickk.com/) that may help you “stickk” to your goals.
HOW STICKK WORKS:
1. Create your goal(s) and set the parameters.
2. Sign a “Commitment Contract” which is a binding agreement you make with yourself and the organizer of the site. This will increase the chances of you following through because it utilizes the psychological power of accountability and loss aversion.
3. To further ensure that you will accomplish your goal(s), you have the options of:
i. Putting money on the line and if you fail to meet that goal you lose the money.
ii. Inviting friends to cheer you on along the way.
iii. Choosing a referee (friend or family member) who will hold you accountable by verifying that you are adhering to the reports and Commitment Contract that you have signed.
There are 53 million dollars on the line, 534 000 commitments created, and 1 million workouts created.
Let me know how it works out for you if you end up using Stickk. I would also love to hear about all the different methods and tricks you guys have implemented to stay motivated.