Accountability - how do you manage yourself?

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Over the years I've been a typical yo-yo with weight. Up down rinse repeat.

I understand what is required to lose weight and maintain - the fundamentals, but always struggle for consistency.

I enjoy socialising too much - the aspect of bad food and a lot of booze.

I've recently started seeing a PT again as I always find I get best results when I am utilising the services of one - this time around it's a 6am session with a boxing instructor. As far as accountability goes with this structure, the easiest part is just understanding my only responsibility is to get myself there. Once I'm there, the rest is under control.

What tactics do you employ to keep yourself accountable (if required) and to ensure you're consistent with doing what is right for you?
 

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'Don't be too hard on yourself'

Recognise that each training session you have is an opportunity to improve in some way and every bad or cheat meal you have is acceptable - especially when you consider it a 'refeed' to restore glycogen levels ;)
 

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'Don't be too hard on yourself'

Recognise that each training session you have is an opportunity to improve in some way and every bad or cheat meal you have is acceptable - especially when you consider it a 'refeed' to restore glycogen levels ;)
Cheat meals only the day before a big workout imo

I consider it as carb loading

I've had about 4 cheat days the last week and a half, next week will be rather savage I'd hope
 

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The last 3 months, I have only been training 3-4 times a week, compared to 6 the previous 6 months.

With that said, I think its because Im trying to ensure longevity and not get burnt out. So I will take a rest, break whenever I see fit nowadays.

Woke up with a bad migraine today and its frustrating as I was keen to hit the gym. Its also 37 degrees in Adelaide, so everything is compounded.

Sometimes when things dont align properly ie sleep, energy levels and exhaustion you can do more harm than good by training.
 

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The last 3 months, I have only been training 3-4 times a week, compared to 6 the previous 6 months.

With that said, I think its because Im trying to ensure longevity and not get burnt out. So I will take a rest, break whenever I see fit nowadays.

Woke up with a bad migraine today and its frustrating as I was keen to hit the gym. Its also 37 degrees in Adelaide, so everything is compounded.

Sometimes when things dont align properly ie sleep, energy levels and exhaustion you can do more harm than good by training.
Yep

Some weeks I'm only up for it 3 days, 2-3 other days those weeks will be light cardio days or mobility sessions, stretch and foam roll etc

Then boom, following week I'm hitting it hard 4-5 days

Had a few days off over Xmas, did a light leg session on Sunday, did nothing Saturday, Monday and Tuesday (though I had gatherings those days). But been blitzing it last 2 days and will get a quick sesh in shortly before I crack a bottle of something.
 

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Yep

Some weeks I'm only up for it 3 days, 2-3 other days those weeks will be light cardio days or mobility sessions, stretch and foam roll etc

Then boom, following week I'm hitting it hard 4-5 days

Had a few days off over Xmas, did a light leg session on Sunday, did nothing Saturday, Monday and Tuesday (though I had gatherings those days). But been blitzing it last 2 days and will get a quick sesh in shortly before I crack a bottle of something.
Thanks for the feedback champ, always appreciated. :thumbsu:

For me I genuinely aim to get 2 cycles of Push/Pull/Legs per week in. Ive been reading where full body workouts are the go at the moment, but for me, I like having a goal each day focused on a particular muscle group.

The way I have viewed the last 3 months, is that sure I may have only gone 4-5 days max, the consistency and playing the long game, helps with not only enjoying the workouts a lot more and allowing the body to heal and recover, but importantly ensures that I can do this for years.

Realistically 6 days a week is probably not doable long term, however Im sure I will have time when life settles down to get back into that level of training again.
 

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