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How An Accountability Partner May Be The Key To Reaching Your Weight Loss Goals

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<article> <section> <p>What if you could achieve your health and fitness goals faster, with much less hassle? </p> <p>Have you struggled in the past to lose weight or get healthy, and aren’t sure what to do differently?</p> <p>Wouldn’t it be satisfying to leverage the power of a group and your relationships with like-minded people to get results?</p> <p>If you’re in this boat, finding an awesome accountability partner—or being part of a <a href="https://www.warriormade.com/tribe/customization/" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer" title="fitness tribe">fitness tribe</a>—is the key for you. The right people can make all the difference and make your total body transformation much easier than it ever would be on your own.</p> <p>In this article, we’ll look at what an accountability partner or “fitness tribe” even is. We’ll fill you in on the number one thing about a good accountability partner. Then we’ll cover the six benefits of a person or group, and why online accountability might <i>actually</i> be better.</p> </section> <section> <header>What Is an Accountability Partner?</header> <p>An accountability partner is someone that motivates, coaches, or encourages you to stay committed to your health and fitness goals.</p> <p>Accountability partners ask you about your goals and know what you want to achieve. They help you get back on track if you fall off the wagon, give advice, and help you accomplish what you say you will.</p> </section> <section> <header>What Is an Accountability Group?</header> <p>You can have multiple accountability partners. We call this an accountability group or <a href="https://www.warriormade.com/" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer" title="fitness tribe">fitness tribe</a>. You and other members of a community share your progress, milestones, setbacks, and issues.</p> <p>Together, you leverage the collective strength of your group to find motivation or answers that keep you on track. Fitness tribes offer a huge benefit: <i>strength in numbers</i>.</p> </section> <section> <header>How Does An Accountability Partner Work?</header> <p>A good accountability partner—you guessed it—<i>holds you accountable</i> to your goals and what you say you’ll do. This means your relationship is consistent and you check in often, at least a few times a week.</p> <p>Maybe you talk on the phone or grab coffee with your accountability partner once a week. The internet makes it much easier to find and check in with your accountability partners.</p> <p>Actually, we’ll explain why an online accountability group or tribe might be <i>even better</i> later in this article.</p> </section> <section> <header>What Fitness Goals Can They Help With?</header> <p>That’s up to you! Ideally, your accountability partner will have some experience with, or be working towards, the same goals as you (see the next section for why).</p> <p>If you’d like to lose weight, find a person or tribe that helps you with cooking and <a href="https://www.warriormade.com/content/diet/" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer" title="healthy eating">healthy eating</a>, <a href="https://www.warriormade.com/content/exercise/" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer" title="working out">working out</a>, and adding other healthy habits into your routine.</p> <p>If you’d like to increase fitness or add muscle, find a person or tribe that knows which types of exercise are the most effective. If possible, work out with them. The next best thing is to follow along with their <a href="https://www.warriormade.com/content/exercise/workouts-05-01-19" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer" title="online workouts">online workouts</a>.</p> <picture class="lazy-load"> <source data-srcset="https://d1ghrtdbdq2gkr.cloudfront.net/blog-content/people-on-hill-sunset-0162.webp" type="image/webp"> <source data-srcset="https://d1ghrtdbdq2gkr.cloudfront.net/blog-content/people-on-hill-sunset-0162.jp2" type="image/jpf"> <source data-srcset="https://d1ghrtdbdq2gkr.cloudfront.net/blog-content/people-on-hill-sunset-0162.jpg"> <img src="https://d1ghrtdbdq2gkr.cloudfront.net/blog-content/people-on-hill-sunset-LR-0162.jpg" class="img-fluid" alt="people-on-hill-sunset"> </picture> </section> <section> <header>The #1 Thing About Good Accountability Partners</header> <p>It doesn’t matter where you find your accountability partner. What matters most for your success is your accountability partner should be in the <i>same stage of transformation—or further—as you</i>. It also good to pick a person or group you respect or look up to.</p> <p>Surround yourself with like-minded folks wanting to transform themselves and coaches that know how to get you there. </p> <p>You want an accountability partner or coach that can relate to your struggles and celebrations on a <i>personal level</i>. Personal experience is key. That way you’re able to learn from each other, share helpful tips, and occasionally, validate that getting fit is challenging. </p> </section> <section> <header>What About Family or Friends?</header> <p>If you and a family member or friend are going to tackle your health and fitness goals together—great. But make sure they’re ready to be a <i>real</i> accountability partner. Don’t confuse workout buddies for accountability partners or a <a target="_blank" href="https://www.warriormade.com/" rel="noreferrer" title="fitness tribe">fitness tribe</a>.</p> <p>‘Convincing’ a family member or friend to be your accountability partner when they aren’t as invested as you will be problematic. The likely outcome is either:</p> <ul> <li>You wind up motivating them to keep going, which slows your own progress down.</li> <li>You wind up being <i>their</i> accountability partner, but get nothing in return.</li> </ul> <p>You can still work out with friends and family. We’re not saying don’t. But you will be way better off finding a person—or a <a target="_blank" href="https://www.warriormade.com/" rel="noreferrer" title="tribe of people">tribe of people</a>—that wants the same things as you. Set an example for loved ones in your life and let your progress motivate them to join in too!</p> <picture class="lazy-load"> <source data-srcset="https://d1ghrtdbdq2gkr.cloudfront.net/blog-content/seniors-exercising-together-0162.webp" type="image/webp"> <source data-srcset="https://d1ghrtdbdq2gkr.cloudfront.net/blog-content/seniors-exercising-together-0162.jp2" type="image/jpf"> <source data-srcset="https://d1ghrtdbdq2gkr.cloudfront.net/blog-content/seniors-exercising-together-0162.jpg"> <img src="https://d1ghrtdbdq2gkr.cloudfront.net/blog-content/seniors-exercising-together-LR-0162.jpg" class="img-fluid" alt="seniors-exercising-together"> </picture> </section> <hr class="divider-50 divider-medium mx-auto"> <section> <header>6 Major Benefits of An Accountability Partner</header> <p>Here are six compelling reasons you should stop what you’re doing and find yourself a weight loss accountability partner. </p> <p><i>A good accountability partner...</i></p> <div class="sub-head">1. Keeps You On Track</div> <p>Whether a gentle nudge or a kick in the pants, your accountability partner knows how to get you back on the path towards your goals. </p> <p>Your relationship should be one where you can be honest with each other. </p> <div class="sub-head">2. Shortens Your Learning Curve</div> <p>The best accountability partners—<a target="_blank" href="https://www.warriormade.com/" rel="noreferrer" title="or tribes">or tribes</a>—expedite your progress. You will lose weight, add muscle, or achieve your body transformation faster when surrounded by the right people. </p> <p><i>Why?</i></p> <p>They’ll show you which pitfalls to avoid, point out useful tips that helped them, and eliminate a lot of the guesswork that makes losing weight and getting fit frustrating.</p> <p>Being around the right information fast-tracks your success. <i>Truly</i>, the right <a target="_blank" href="https://www.warriormade.com/" rel="noreferrer" title="community of people">community of people</a> can shave months or years off your goals. </p> <div class="sub-head">3. Motivates You</div> <p>Not every day is going to be easy, especially when you start. If you’re just <a target="_blank" href="https://www.warriormade.com/content/exercise/27-beginner-bodyweight-exercises-that-get-results/" rel="noreferrer" title="beginning to exercise">beginning to exercise</a> or eat healthy, some days will be harder than others. You might get discouraged, stressed, or lose motivation.</p> <p>But good accountability partners pick you up. They know how to motivate you to <a target="_blank" href="https://www.warriormade.com/content/exercise/3-simple-tips-for-workout-motivation" rel="noreferrer" title="work out">work out</a> or realign yourself with your goals.</p> <div class="sub-head">4. Is Encouraging, But <i>Also</i> Realistic</div> <p>Number three ties into number four. Accountability partners don’t mistake motivation or encouragement for only being positive. </p> <p>Good business owners don’t surround themselves with only “yes” men and women—people who tell the boss all their ideas are great ones. Your accountability partner knows that, on occasion, you may need to redefine success or take a day to reset.</p> <p>That might mean stringing together a good day of eating instead of being perfect. Whatever it is, they aren’t just an unrealistic cheerleader—they let you be human, too.</p> <div class="sub-head">5. Knows Your Goals, and Sets Their Own</div> <p>It’s important that your relationship is a two-way street. What is your accountability partner working toward? Maybe this person has their own health and fitness goals. Can you help them in some way?</p> <p>Even if your accountability partner is a coach, you can contribute to the relationship. Teach your coach how to motivate you and be honest. That way your coach improves his or her craft and can serve you better.</p> <div class="sub-head">6. Shares Their Favorite Recipes</div> <p>Here’s a specific example of how accountability partners shorten your learning curve. With so many <a target="_blank" href="https://www.warriormade.com/content/diet/" rel="noreferrer" title="tasty recipe options">tasty recipe options</a> to choose from, your person or group can offer up some of their favorites. </p> <p>They might also teach which types of food to make at certain times. For example, they might give you <a target="_blank" href="https://www.warriormade.com/content/diet/the-basics-of-keto-meal-prep/" rel="noreferrer" title="meal prep ideas">meal prep ideas</a> for busy workweeks or ideas for <a target="_blank" href="https://www.warriormade.com/content/diet/" rel="noreferrer" title="low-carb desserts">low-carb desserts</a> if you have a sweet tooth.</p> <picture class="lazy-load"> <source data-srcset="https://d1ghrtdbdq2gkr.cloudfront.net/blog-content/online-fitness-tribe-0162.webp" type="image/webp"> <source data-srcset="https://d1ghrtdbdq2gkr.cloudfront.net/blog-content/online-fitness-tribe-0162.jp2" type="image/jpf"> <source data-srcset="https://d1ghrtdbdq2gkr.cloudfront.net/blog-content/online-fitness-tribe-0162.jpg"> <img src="https://d1ghrtdbdq2gkr.cloudfront.net/blog-content/online-fitness-tribe-LR-0162.jpg" class="img-fluid" alt="online-fitness-tribe"> </picture> </section> <hr class="divider-50 divider-medium mx-auto"> <section> <header>Can You Find An Accountability Partner Online?</header> <p>The answer is a <i>resounding</i> yes. In fact, because all the information is right at your fingertips, it might be the best way to do it.</p> <p>The internet makes finding an accountability partner or fitness tribe easier than ever. Before, you used to have to know someone or hire a trainer at the gym to hold you accountable. But that’s no longer the case.</p> <p><a target="_blank" href="https://www.warriormade.com/" rel="noreferrer" title="Warrior Made">Warrior Made</a>’s fitness tribe is a perfect example. </p> <p>Through the internet, you can connect yourself to hundreds of like-minded people looking to achieve health goals. </p> <p>You can surround yourself with coaches that know how to get results fast. </p> <p>You can get access to <a target="_blank" href="https://www.warriormade.com/content/diet/" rel="noreferrer" title="recipes">recipes</a>, <a target="_blank" href="https://www.warriormade.com/shop/" rel="noreferrer" title="supplements">supplements</a>, and powerful weight loss tools like the <a target="_blank" href="https://www.warriormade.com/keto/14-day-diet-upgrade/" rel="noreferrer" title="14-Day Diet">14-Day Diet</a> plan.</p> <p>You can work out from home without any equipment (and you know it’s safe, because Coach Tyler is leading you through <a target="_blank" href="https://www.warriormade.com/content/exercise/" rel="noreferrer" title="the workouts">the workouts</a> and teaching you form).</p> <p>So yeah, online accountability is totally possible. If you are looking to join a fitness tribe, we highly encourage you to check out how much <a target="_blank" href="https://www.warriormade.com/" rel="noreferrer" title="Warrior Made">Warrior Made</a> can do to help you achieve your goals.</p> </section> <hr class="divider-50 divider-medium mx-auto"> <section> <header>Accountability Partners—Wrapping Up</header> <p>Accountability partners fast-track you for success with your weight loss, health, or fitness goals. When you surround yourself with like-minded people—the right fitness tribe—you put yourself in a position to achieve your goals faster, and with much less frustration.</p> <p>We’ve helped thousands of people get healthy, lose weight, and achieve a total body transformation. Are you ready to be the next member of our tribe?</p> <p>If you are, check out the <a target="_blank" href="https://www.warriormade.com/" rel="noreferrer" title="three steps">three steps</a> for joining Warrior Made’s fitness tribe. All three are proven tools for getting results.</p> <p>We can’t wait to see you there!</p> </section> </article>

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