The Importance of a Workout Buddy
We all know the importance of exercise, but finding the motivation is tough. Some common excuses I hear for not exercising are:
- Not enough time
- No gym membership
- I will do it tomorrow
- I don’t know what to do
- I can’t afford a personal trainer or classes
All of those excuses are easy to use when you use them on yourself. But if someone is depending on you to workout with, they are just bad excuses.
Solution? Get a workout buddy! Find a friend or relative and make plans to be active together.
Why not learn a sport or activity together? Try a class at your gym together. Walk the walking trail together, do a workout video in your living room together.
Plan a month of workouts together and mark you calendar. People who workout with a buddy are a lot less likely to miss workouts. And another bonus is that it is good for your relationship too! Exercising with others is a social experience also. Maybe you walk around the block with your neighbor on Mondays and Wednesdays after work. You are getting exercise, fresh air, sunshine, and companionship! What a great way to reduce stress and feel great!! Or you can try a fitness class at the gym with a coworker. 3 days a week at lunch you get to try something new, get fit and grow your friendship!!
Next week I will tell you about getting a great workout without any equipment, without a gym membership and for no cost.