GAME Plan: A New Level of Accountability.

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Hey, Dragons! Just a quick post today as I’m smack-dab in the middle of the holidays and I’m running around like a crazy person!

Some of you may have figured out that I haven’t been weighing myself. The last few posts have been about happiness and mindfulness and not so much on weight loss and fitness. That’s because when everything else in my life is in disorder, I know I fall back to food for comfort. So, for me, the last few months have been about mental health, mindfulness, and general happiness. I feel like I’m headed in the right direction mentally so I feel more prepared to tackle my health physically.

My next post will be all about resolutions, but today I want to talk about a step I’m taking as part of my plan to get fit in the new year. The “A” in GAME stands for accountability, and so far I haven’t been great being accountable to myself or to others. So, I decided it was time to bring in a professional.

Starting in the new year, my husband and I will be working once a week with a personal trainer. I met him at one of Kenny’s panels at Palm Springs Comic Con and instantly felt comfortable with him. He’s a fellow geek, so I know we’ll have things in common. He used to be heavy and found his own way to a healthier lifestyle. Most importantly, he didn’t hard sell or push us to join up. He explained what he could offer and let us know how he worked. He asked us what our goals were, and told us how he would go about helping us achieve them.

So starting on the 3rd, we will be doing a duo training session with him and then will be attending his conditioning classes once or twice a week. It’ll be a little expensive, but we are cutting back in other ways to afford it because this is important to us. And, his rates are reasonable, so cutting out my massive Starbuck addiction and cutting the cable cord (which we’ve been talking about doing forever) will help make the new cost more manageable.

I know I need that extra accountability. I need someone to expect me to work out. And by sacrificing a little here and there, I know it’s doable. The personal trainer is just one of my strategies for fitness headed into the new year. When we speak next, we’ll already be over a week into 2017, so my challenge to you is make sure those resolutions are still going, and hopefully I can share with you some of the things I’m doing to be successful with mine.

I want to wish all the Dragons a happy and successful New Year!

What are your goals for this week? Let me know! If you want to follow me on a more regular basis, if you need someone to be accountable to, or if you want to share your own journey, you can reply to this post or you can follow me on twitter @EpicGrays. Until next time, remember to #WorkOutNerdOut!

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