If you are a busy mom and you’ve never heard of, or never been a part of, an accountability group, this post is for you!
Have you struggled to stick with a fitness program, or a healthy nutrition plan? An accountability group can make all the difference!
Have you ever felt like no one is dealing with the same stressors and demands on their time that you are dealing with? An accountability group can help you feel less alone, more understood, and more supported than you ever thought possible!
And all this is never more true than when we are talking about an accountability group, filled with busy, caring, overwhelmed-but-positive-and-supportive moms like you!
So let’s dive right in! Why would you want to join an accountability group?
Number One: Accountability works best in a small group.
A surprising truth: sharing your goals on social media does NOT make you more likely to achieve them. (Google it, I’m not lying.)
However, sharing your goals in a smaller, more intimate setting, with like-minded individuals that you trust have your back? Well that’s a different story.
Going it alone is never easy, and trying to do it all while blasting it from your phone to the entire world doesn’t help. So what’s the answer?
- Find a small-to-medium sized group.
- Filled with people like you (busy moms).
- Who share a similar goal (achieving a fitter, more balanced, happier, more connected life).
And then share! Let them in. Let them know specifically what you want to achieve, how you want to achieve it, maybe that you’re nervous, and that you’d love for them to help you stick with it.
Women are amazing when it comes to supporting one another- especially when they are expressly asked for that support. Just wait and see!
Why not give it a try? I’m going to go out on a limb and say that you may feel more empowered, more positive and optimistic, than ever before!
Number Two: Enjoy some positive social pressure.
When you truly care about others, you don’t want to let them down.
Being a part of an accountability group of moms like you can actually exert a form of positive peer pressure.
You find yourself wanting to achieve what the other moms are achieving, even as you celebrate their wins.
It actually goes both ways! You want them to do well, and you want to report to them that you are doing well, and they want to celebrate when you do well!
It’s a beautiful circle of uplifting encouragement. Who doesn’t want more of that in their life?
Number Three: Share ideas with moms who are living with the same demands on their time.
Idea sharing is ever so much more powerful when you’re sharing with women who have the same stressors and demands on their time as you do!
They might have a newborn and you might have teens, or they might work full time and you work part time or freelance from home or stay home full time.
But we all understand juggling! We all have the same 24 hours and have to figure out how to make the most of it, and still feel healthy, strong, confident, and connected at the end of the day.
And so who better to connect with and check in with daily and be accountable to, than moms who totally get what you’re dealing with?
And who better to turn to when you have absolutely no idea how you’re going to make work, groceries, carpooling, and fourteen kid activities work this week?
Your accountably group of moms, that’s who!
Number Four: Gain perspective by seeing others a step ahead, and also by supporting those who still have a ways to go.
An accountability group is a wonderful opportunity to share ideas that will help you manage your time better, plan your menu quicker, and streamline your morning routine.
In addition, however: you can see others who are a step ahead, and learn how to become an even better version of you!
The beautiful truth about this life: there will always be someone doing it better than you, and always someone struggling more than you.
And when you put together a group of caring, supportive moms, everyone benefits!
Think you don’t have time to train for a 5K? Hm… that mom has three kids and she’s making it work. Ask her how she’s doing it and see what you could take from her habits to achieve the same goal!
See that mom really struggling today? The compassion you have for her is an opportunity for you to be grateful for your many blessings… and then see what you can do to uplift and encourage her.
The opportunities for meaningful connection happen daily- and we all want more of that in our lives.
Number 5: And let’s not forget: humor.
Sometimes in motherhood, if you don’t laugh, you’ll cry.
We all get that.
I’m known for jokingly complaining about my husband’s snoring. Because the truth is, it’s exhausting, but I love him- and so sometimes the best solution is to jokingly complain.
And all my mom friends in my group are happy to let me, and maybe even throw me a GIF to illustrate the humor and lighten the mood even more.
Motherhood is stressful and wonderful, exhausting and a blessing, and it is most definitely funny.
A giggle a day keeps your heart light, and helps you reset and get your head back in a good place.
The right accountability group? They’re gonna let you cry when you need to, but they are most certainly also going to come through for you when what is needed is a good hard belly laugh.
It is my hope you already have a great group of moms who can support you in this way, or you have a group in mind you can bring together!
And if not, then you may just find Mom’s Running Club is the perfect fit for you!
We are a small-but-mighty group and we care deeply for one another.
Oh, and we don’t all run! Many of us do, but what connects us is more the desire to be our best, feel our best, and care for those we love as best we can.
And if you want to connect with other moms while you overhaul your fitness and nutrition in our three month Love Strong Mom Formula, check out the link below! We will keep you updated on our next round of this amazing course, and send you our Intuitive Eating Guide to get you started!
Either way, I hope that at some point today, you MAKE the time to do something that makes you feel amazing!