"Accountability. Responsibility. Control. Three things that all tie in to several aspects in life, and there is no difference when it comes to health and fitness. This is the time of “New Year’s Resolutions,” but without these three factors you WILL NOT succeed.
Once you have set your specific, attainable, time sensitive goals, you will need to find a way to achieve them. It helps to have different forms of accountability because humans are always resistant to change. It may be a coworker, spouse, fitness professional, app, etc. but in order for them to be effective, YOU need to be accountable for communicating with them honestly and following through.
Set specific “meet up” times and treat it like any other appointment. With a personal trainer, you have a set time and a set workout that you will accomplish. If they ask you what you ate and you tell them what you think they want to hear, it is just going to be frustrating for you both. You won’t see the results, and the trainer will not be able to effectively help you. That ties into responsibility. YOU and only you are responsible for whether or not you reach your goals. YOU are in control of what you eat, how much you sleep, and how much effort you put towards them. Take control, be responsible, and OWN IT!"