A common word that I talk about in these blogs and elsewhere is accountability.

And that’s often what people feel they need more of before they join.

With the things they’ve done before, it hasn’t really mattered if they’ve done them or not.

Not short term anyway.

No one notices or cares if you go to the Globo Gym that you’ve joined or not.

Our friends and family aren’t really going to be calling us out when we stop doing the ‘latest diet’.

They might even be subconsciously glad that that we have.

Having someone to be accountable to can be a powerful part of the equation.

But we’ve never really been taught about accountability.

Sounds good, but we don’t necessarily approach it in the best way.

Often when people talk to me about me holding them accountable, I’ll ask “What do you want me to hold you accountable to?”.

And their answer will normally be something like “This”.

“Doing it”.

“All of it”.

And that sounds great.

But it’s a bit vague.

And the problem with vague is it’s often left to just how we feel about it.

If I were to ask a couple of days later “Are you doing all of it?”…….

We probably say “No”.

Feel that we’ve “failed”.

Decide to “start again next week”.

When we put specifics to an intention and have someone who will check in with us on that………

It doesn’t make it automatically happen.

But, from my experience, it makes it a lot more likely.

If we decide what we’re going to do and when……..

Then we’re likely to schedule it and make plans around it.

We’ll know if we’re on track.

And we’ll have something to look at and learn from if we’re not.

Putting a number on something is an easy first step.

A number of activities in a certain time frame.

“I’m going to do three workouts and eat in a total calorie deficit of 3,000 calories this week”……..

Is more likely to get scheduled, planned for and done than “I’m going to eat better and do some more exercise”.

And even more likely when you set that intention with someone, like me, who will then check in with you on it (it’s www.myrise.co.uk/apply if you like the sound of that and other systems designed to help you get the results your desire, not just take a monthly DD for access to exercise equipment).

Much love,

Jon ‘Married to an accountant’ Hall


RISE in Macclesfield was established in 2012 and specialise in Group Personal Training weight loss programmes for those that don’t like the gym and find diets boring and restrictive!

Jon Hall
Jon Hall

When not helping people to transform their lives and bodies, Jon can usually be found either playing with his kids or taxi-ing them around. If you'd like to find out more about what we do at RISE then enter your details in the box to the right or bottom of this page or at myrise.co.uk - this is the same way every single one of the hundreds who've described this as "one of the best decisions I've ever made" took their first step.