09 January 2013

getting fit with friends

09 January 2013
peer pressure work out club

a focus on fitness isn't technically one of my intentions for 2013, but i do have a renewed energy about working out since the start of the new year. there are so many times that i mean to work out, but don't actually make it to the gym and even though i have a gym in my office building, i haven't been going very often.

after talking with some friends at work who felt the same way, i decided to create a "peer pressure work out club" or what i've dubbed PWOC. our PWOC includes people of all fitness levels, but we've committed to meeting at the same time every wednesday to head to the gym together. by blocking time in our calendars ahead of time, we can plan around the gym time, and by committing to the "club" together, we can encourage each other to go and to motivate one another once we're there.  

if you want to jumpstart your workout routine, consider working out with a friend. there is strength in numbers! you'll be less likely to cancel on a friend and you can motivate each other once you're out on the trail or groovin' during zumba. hopefully it will be something you look forward to!

your PWOC can be a pal you meet with for yoga or a more formal group like a running club. it can even be a long distance friend that you e-mail/text/tweet with to keep each other on track. choose whatever works best for you, but set a time and date each week to work out. put it on the calendar and make it a priority.

as my mother says, "a priority is what gets done." now get 'er done! 


Julie and Lauren said...

For my pre-bridal workout routine, it helps so much when friends do it with you! So much more motivating and fun :)

Alyssa Longobucco said...

Haha this is so true–I basically workout so I can eat more. And partnering up with friends always does the trick...I'm more inclined to show up if someone is meeting me there!

The Glossy Life

Marie said...

Hahaha love the last photo! I don't exercise & I'm soo lazy to do so. I need a buddy who forces/encourages me to exercise too!

Viviana Norden said...

That's a brilliant idea and I may just need to copy it :) I need the peer pressure.

Alexa said...

It's so true. Working out with friends is a great way to get motivated!

Rachel said...

I need to start working out to GAIN some weight/muscle, which is pretty impossible on my frame and with my busy schedule. I agree though- getting peer pressured (and involving friends) does help!

Valerie Price said...

This is such a great idea! I love working out with friends...it makes going to the gym so much fun!

taylor casto said...

haha LOVE that ecard!!


Melissa said...

This trick definitely works for me! It's sometimes hard to find time to work out AND catch up with friends, so this is also a good way to do both at the same time :)

Shari said...

Workout buddies are the way to go. Definitely helps with the motivation. :)

Tamra {ever swoon} said...

gym buds are the way to go!! then margs after, that too.

Anonymous said...

Another point in regard to working out. I just realized this week: go to bed earlier! Why stay up watching an extra hour of TV when you can wake up rested for your workout? Duh..

Alison Dulaney said...

Love that card! My dog is one of my motivators:)

Anthea Lau said...

I totally need motivation to keep fit and get healthy again!
and totally dig someecards quotes :)
would you like to follow each other?

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