Written by Matt Mandel
We all have those days where for whatever reason, waking up to go to the gym at 6:00 AM seems unthinkable, or after a long day of work seems impossible. All it takes is one decision to make a detour and go home, relax on the couch, sleep in and hit the snooze, hit a happy hour or look at the workout and just say screw it, I’m not going today.
Some days that’s okay. Too much stress, vacation, de-loading or recovering but at some point we have to hold ourselves accountable. We are accountable for ultimately showing up to the gym and putting in the hard work to achieve our goals and the culture that I have noticed at P360 is above and beyond anything I have been a part of.
There is an unspoken accountability that’s here and it thrives.
With a growing membership and two locations, it’s sometimes difficult to meet everybody, but with consistency comes accountability and that’s with the other members and coaches around us who help us all to achieve together.
Maybe we don’t talk during class, or maybe we’ve become close friends. But those people, your friends, gym members, coaches, colleagues, whatever are our accountability partners.
The work we put in day after day, week after week, year after year is difficult enough. With consistency and accountability comes success, whether that’s hitting a PR or just getting to the gym; these are the little victories that matter when trying to achieve our long term goals.
My advice is to seek out an accountability partner and hold each other accountable for showing up. This may be more difficult for the newer members like myself, but try and come at consistent times if possible and you will soon find accountability partners that are part of your regular class.
Sometimes for some us, that can be the hardest part on this journey.
It can even be an unspoken accountability.
Whether it’s someone you have a little friendly competition with or just someone to partner up with during the workouts. It may just help you achieve your goals and hold you accountable for showing up.
Today was one of those days for me. The first day back after July 4th where I really wanted to just say fuck it. I looked at the workout and almost didn’t show up but there were twenty five other accountability partners that I thought of that I knew would help me through and the rest was history.
That’s what I have found at this gym, a level of accountability that I truly appreciate.
And holy shit, I will never forget a Spiderman complex.