I can't stress enough the importance of accountability when it comes to your goals - health, fitness or lifestyle.
Being accountable, not only to yourself, but to a group of like-minded peers will propel you towards success.
It will give you motivation on those days when it seems just too hard to get out bed 20-minutes early for a workout.
Or when the kid's fries are staring you in the face daring you to dip them in ketchup and stuff them in your mouth.
Accountability to a group with a similar focus and set of goals is what will take you from good to GREAT!
That's why I spend good money joining coaching groups and masterminds and have a set of colleagues/friends that won't hesitate to call me out when I don't live up to my promises or fall short of a goal.
There are a number of ways for you to find a group of people who share the same passions and goals that you do and that would welcome the opportunity to share ideas, motivational tips and, most importantly, hold you accountable.
I just started our new FREE Ning Community Site at www.FitAndBusyDad.ning.com and we'll be using this community as FitAndBusyDad TRANSFORMATION CENTRAL!
There, you'll find other dads like you and me who want to share our goals and our hardships & struggles of being busy dads who want to get or stay in shape.
I'm on the forums TWICE daily to answer any questions or concerns or to provide any tips when needed.
I'll also be putting up EXCLUSIVE videos and workouts for MEMBERS ONLY. So those of us who are on there already will have already reaped the benefits of some of the stuff that's on there.
To join, just answer a few (not so) personal questions and click submit. That's it. It's FREE. No payment. No hassles. To catches.
Just me and you and a bunch of others like us who want to share experiences or are looking for support.
=>Join the FitAndBusyDad Community TODAY
Another great tool is the (relatively) new micro-blogging site called TWITTER.
I use Twitter as a way to let my "Tweeps" know what I'm doing, what I'm eating and what I did for my own personal workouts. Thankfully, I've got a pretty active and responsive group of Twitter followers who will hold me accountable if I haven't posted for a while.
I'm getting all the participants in the 1st EVER FitAndBusyDad Transformation Challenge to follow me on Twitter and post their diets and workouts to keep them on track. By putting themselves out there, they'll feel some accountability not only to themselves, but to me and their group of followers.
If you're not on Twitter yet, click the link below to sign-up and follow me...
=>Follow @fitandbusydad on Twitter
REMEMBER...After diet & exercise, having the support of a group of like-minded individuals with similar goals (ie Social Support) is the BEST tool to help you reach your fat loss & muscle-building goals.
Success is just around the corner. Don't fall off the wagon! WE won't let you!
P.S. Don't forget to enter the 1st Ever FitAndBusyDad Transformation Challenge!
=>Get Started with the FitAndBusyDad Lifestyle TODAY!
P.P.S. The last day to enter the challenge to get a FULL 12-WEEKS of Transformation is March 9, 2009. Don't delay!