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Are You Taking Action?


Article by Emily Mobley

Photography by Amanda Donaho

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For the love... 

If I hear one more person tell me I need to be consistent, I am going to scream! 

I got it! I know what I need to do... 

I just need to do it and get my butt into gear! 

Hi! Is this you!!?!👆🏻👆🏻👆🏻👆🏻👆🏻

I hear these statements all the time and I guarantee more than half the people that come across my page are thinking this!

The most common phrase I get in my DMs and emails is:

“I know what I need to do, I just need to do it!”

And honestly... 

Here are my thoughts when I hear this:

  1. Cool! So do I! I know what I need to do in a lot of scenarios in my life...I know I need to do my QuickBooks for my taxes…
  2. I know I need to research signing up my kid next year for school…I know I need to clean out my house full of all the crap in it that we don’t need...

But you know what?!! Nothing at this point in time is making me do it!

  • I have no accountability...
  • It’s not a priority...
  • It’s not fun for me to do...
  • I don’t know where to start... 

This is no different when it comes to our nutrition and wellness!

I feel the same with MY nutrition and exercise:

This is what I have learned about myself... 

  1. I will not exercise consistently unless I pay for a gym membership (accountability)
  2. I will not focus 100% on my nutrition unless I feel accountable to someone (yes, I have hired nutrition coaches in the past to help me for accountability)
  3. I will not get better with my mental health (as much as I want to tough it out) without a therapist... (accountability)

Everyone functions differently but I do feel one thing a lot of us all have in common is “accountability” is huge for actual progress to be seen in whatever it is in life.

As much as we hate to admit it, itis what keeps us consistent. 

So, if you are saying to yourself … l know what I need to do in 2023 I just need to do it!

I guarantee the missing piece you need is accountability! Think through how you can create that for yourself. 

And if you have thought about that already, how are you creating accountability for yourself in 2023? If you need help, DM on Instagram @GrayNutrition.

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