Workout Buddy

If you’re like me, you tend to let your busy life take over and you lose sight of the importance of taking care of yourself. I never had this problem in college or high school when I was constantly playing sports or running around campus; however, now that I’m out in the “real world” I find it difficult to stay on track.

I love staying active though and am not a huge fan of that extra few pounds I have right now, so I have come up with a plan and hopefully a solution to my problem. I enlisted in a “buddy.” My buddy is my boyfriend, Mathew. We are pretty goofy couple and always up to try new things, but lately we’ve both been slacking. Part of the problem is also that we both have sustained injuries in our lives making some workouts more difficult. However, there is always something you can do and if you have injuries, like us, I hope we can help motivate you.

We both set-up a workout schedule and made a list of the foods we will cut back on. While our workouts are typically different, it is still helpful to have someone who will call me and ask if I stuck to the plan.

We also set up goals to help us stay motivated. . I have signed up for the Walk to End Alzheimer’s, a 3-mile run/walk, and The Color Run, “the happiest 5k on the planet.” His goals are a bit more ambitious as he signed up for Tough Mudder and the Walt Disney World Marathon.

I have also made a commitment to drink 64 ounces of water a day.

I am finding it is much easier to stay committed to my plan if I have someone to talk to about it. Each month I will be posting about our progress and our training tips.

What are some of your tips for staying committed?  Share your tips with us and you could be featured in an upcoming blog!

– Leslee

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