When I first lost weight I didn’t do any exercise and successfully lost over ten stone. A few times I tried joining the gym but it never lasted, I guess one of the reasons for this is that I am not a big fan of the gym, another is that it is all too easy to make excuses not to do it isn’t it? Here I will share my thoughts on exercising regularly and making yourself accountable.

Two women and three men leaning against a wall smiling

A while after getting to my weight loss target I started running. I did this at my own pace without even following a plan. I talk about that here. I really got into running and loved it, exercising regularly. Not only did I love it but I ran the Great North Run Half marathon in 2016 in just 2 hours and 24 minutes!

Jen running the great north run in aid of Samaritans. She looks happy as she finishes the race

Now I want to start exercising again. I know I have lost all my fitness but I want to make sure this time again I succeed and stick to it. For that reason, I feel it is important to be accountable for exercise in the same way it is for food.

If you, like me, feel that accountability is the way forward to get you moving more and sticking to it then don’t panic. There are many ways you can make yourself more accountable. Here are some tips.

group of people running on treadmills

Exercise Accountability tips

Get an exercise buddy who will ensure you stick to your plans

Find an exercise you enjoy as you are more likely to stick to it and exercise regularly if you enjoy it. Here are some fun exercise ideas you may not have thought of. There is much more to exercise than running and the gym you will love those ideas.

Link up with friends to tell each other when you have done exercise and encourage each other.

If you have a Fitbit or other similar device look into challenges you can join or set yourself on it. There are even some apps that do this so definitely worth looking into.

a fitbit versa on a wrist

To read all my posts with tips and experiences of various diets, exercises and lots more check out my comprehensive Weight Loss and Exercise section.

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