Do not underestimate the superpower of your friends.
If your friend asked you a favor, you wouldn’t second-guess doing it. You wouldn’t procrastinate or put it off. You wouldn’t snooze the morning away, knowing your friend was relying on you. Use that friend strategically. Let them use you, too.
It’s a funny thing when you tell a friend you’re going to do something, be somewhere or follow through with something. It puts the pressure on, lights the fire under your booty and suddenly makes you accountable. Same goes with fitness and friends. If you know your workout buddy is out there on a corner waiting for you, you’ll be there. If you tell a friend you’ll meet them at a workout class, you’ll be there. If you and your long-distance friend on the other side of the country have a virtual “workout date,” you’ll follow through. The funny thing is, they’re relying on you for the same accountability. It’s magic.
Share your fitness goals with your friends. Even just one friend. Let them tell you theirs. Together you two can accomplish ANYTHING. But lean on each other, rely on each other and confide in each other. It will make the entire fitness experience that much better. Make it your special place that’s only for you two — a time to chat, gossip, spill your guts. And a time to sweat.
It’ll make your friendship that much stronger and your workout that much better. I promise you. Who’s your workout buddy?
Emily @ Move Your Booty