What is it and why does it matter?
We don't like to think of accountability as being held accountable from anyone other than yourself. In an ideal world you do that for yourself anyway. But do you?
Most people stray from their fitness paths or targets set through lack of this very crucial and overlooked little gem. If there is no one there to keep you on track, it's all too easy to give into all those nasty temptations out there. One skipped workout won't matter, one chocolate bar, one big night out, one half training session because I feel tired. The very worst thing is, you can't even see it! It's so subtle.
What does it all mean and how does it effect my fitness results?
The Compound Effect.
Accountability allows you to instill positive habit loops by making the right choices repeatedly.
Those subtle yet toxic missed sessions or unhealthy meals have a ripple effect like you wouldn't believe. They filter down into every subsequent decision to do with fitness, or making that all important 'right choice', the next time you are faced with one. You give your brain the green light to do it again and again, and again! It creates a habit loop for your brain in that there is an instant reward at the end of that missed session or delicious takeaway. But what about the long term? Where do these choices lead you?
This is what we mean by the compound effect. These little seemingly insignificant trips add up over time, and lead to little to no results.