Welcome to Wednesday Word, a weekly linkup for everyone, not just health and fitness bloggers. Each Wednesday you will have a single word prompt to write about.  Let your imagination run free and share with your readers your interpretation of that word, or simply use it as inspiration for your post. Today’s word is accountable…..  I’d love to have you link up, and if you do, please remember to follow my six simple rules.


Accountable – required to explain actions or decisions to someone;
required to be responsible for something
~ Merriam-Webster


How appropriate that today’s word is accountable on the week that I need to remind everyone of the rules to our Wednesday Word linkup. All of my regulars are great, but last week I had someone new link up to our word, renewal. There was no mention of joining the linkup, no Wednesday Word button on their post, and no link back to my blog; so I deleted their thumbnail link on InLinkz. I hated doing it, but rules are rules, and they needed to be held accountable. I’d love to have them join us again, but only if they follow the same rules as everyone else.

Now that I’ve take care of that little bit of house keeping, let’s talk about how we can hold ourselves more accountable…


The last couple of weeks we’ve been talking endlessly about setting goals. Goal setting is great, but without follow-up, it doesn’t mean much, and that’s where being accountable comes into play. If you’re falling short on your goals, it’s time to make adjustments. 


One of the first things clients say to me when they hire me is that they need someone to help them meet their goals, and someone to hold them accountable in the process. Accountability is easy for some, and not so easy for others. If you fall into the category of those who need a little help, here are my tips.


Six ways to help hold yourself accountable when working toward your fitness goals:

  1. Find a running or workout partner
  2. Hire a personal trainer
  3. Make your goals public
  4. Schedule your workouts on your calendar
  5. Set an end date
  6. Regularly reevaluate goals and create a new plan of attack if necessary


Here’s to a successful year of setting exciting goals, working hard to achieve them, and holding yourself accountable in the process! Good luck and have fun!

For the story behind the picture of my client and me pictured at the top of the page, click here.


Do you find it easy or difficult to hold yourself accountable? 


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Next Wednesday’s Word:  Quality