Likely part of the reason you hire a coach is for accountability. Someone to check in on you to make sure you're getting your workouts in, eating your vegetables, getting your steps in, etc. Otherwise, it can definitely be challenging to hold yourself accountable on your own with all that life can throw at you.
Aside from having your coach (hi, it meee) for accountability, there are a few helpful apps to keep you in check.
1. The KATHLETICS app.
My app is literally built to help keep you accountable.
You can schedule and track your workouts, track your nutrition and meals, check off your habits, identify your weight and measurements and take progress photos (if that's important to you), and connect your Apple Watch, FitBit, and Garmin watch to keep an eye on your sleep routine and steps.
*If you are not currently utilizing one of these features and would like to start, please let me know.
2. Google Calendar, or your preferred calendar app.
Set appointment reminders regardless if you and I train together or if you train on your own time. Schedule your strength and cardio sessions like you would a dentist appointment. You can adjust the appointment reminder to your preferred timeframe to ensure you get your workout done. I like to set my reminders for 30 minutes before.
3. Notes app.
Write yourself a little note on how your feeling during your workout, throughout your day, and/or during your meals. Keeping notes can help you identify any patterns (both positive and negative) that may be occurring. This could help you better understand what's working and what could change.
Connect your smart watch to Strava and connect with people you know to help encourage each other (give kudos, as Strava says). Part of staying accountable is having a community who is cheering you on. It could be one person or a whole slew of friends, but Strava is built to be a positive and encouraging outlet for athletes just like you.
Staying accountable takes a village. It's not just you and it's not just your coach. It's your environment (people, social media, etc.). You got this!