This post originally appeared on HuffPost.
Earlier I mentioned having an accountability buddy in my "list of things that I tried but didn't work." However an accountability buddy can work really well when you're doing everything else right. For instance, when I had an accountability buddy it worked out well and it helped me get far with my goal. The problem was that it eventually fizzled out since we both weren't committed to being accountability buddies, and other daily life things took precedent.