How do you share your fitness log with your mentor?

We released the “health club” edition of Simpleweight this past Friday. Someone asked me, what’s the big deal?  Why is this feature useful?

So, here’s the point:

When you share your weight loss and make it public you hold yourself more accountable. For many people, its easy to let yourself down, but they wouldn’t dare let someone else down.  Think about it, when you want to get somewhere that involves other people, most people try to arrive on time.  When you want to get somewhere by yourself, you meander and take your time.  Why?  It’s that peer pressure.

So, With the latest release,  We created a public page for every user.

When you log into simpleweight, your home page has a link that you can send to your friends and family to help you reach your goals.

How a URL might look:
http://simpleweight.com/health-club/{insert – your – simple weight user name here}.

—  Now, I recently read an article that stated:

But then we looked at the response to this question:

“Have you ever had regular mentorship from someone who was in the exact shape you wanted to be in?”

Note: In this context, regular mentorship is defined as constructive and impartial feedback and direction, on a near-daily basis, for a continuous period of at least 3 months.

And check this out: 77% of the 5’s said “Yes” (37 out of 48)
Only 17% of the 3’s and 4’s said “Yes”

And less than 5% of the 1’s and 2’s said “Yes”

source: Mentorship, Support, Accountability – Part 1 Who’s Your Nutritional Mentor?

What does this mean?
First: The article surveyed a group of individuals. In that survey, Users were asked to identify their happiness as related to their physique and fitness. The survey used a scale where 5’s are people who are Extremely Happy with their physique. 1’s were Extremely Unhappy.

So, of the people where were extremely happy 77% of them used a coach, mentor, friend to give them constructive and impartial feedback and direction, on a near-daily basis

This unscientific research study demonstrates the impact of making your weight loss social. Some keys:

  • Find a mentor or coach who is positive
  • Find a mentor or coach who are successful at body weight management
  • Try to hang around healthy people
  • Receive consistent scheduled daily feedback
  • Be receptive to constructive criticism. You may not always like what you hear.

With simpleweight, you can email your coach, mentor, family, friends, co-workers, everyone, about your weight loss. Send them to your health-club page. Ask them to keep tabs and give you fair and balanced (positive and constructive) comments.

Who is your mentor? Join Simpleweight now so you can share your Health Club Page with your social network and increase the likelihood of your weight loss success.