Healthy Lifestyle Challenge: The Way Fitness Should Be Tip #5

Photo: Motivation to Exercise

     Sometimes the hardest part of a workout regime or a weight loss program

is staying motivated. When your internal well of inspiration has run

dry, you need outside forces to refresh you. Workout or exercise

partners can be a crucial ingredient for some to reach their goals.


     Find a community.  You are more likely to show up and bring more energy

to your workout in a group. You can find that welcoming feeling within a

group fitness or group training community.  Let your team of fitness

friends push you to new heights in your fitness goals.  


     Find a buddy. Having a partner ask you to be accountable for your

workout schedule is a sure way to stay on track. Workout partners can be

current friends, family members or strangers. They can be people who

share your weight loss goals or fitness interests. You can have one or



     Become a motivator. Not only can you get inspiration and motivation from

others, you can be the inspiration. Being supporting of and accountable

to others increases the chances of staying focused and committed to

achieving your fitness goals.


     Remember to stay positive and, most importantly, have fun!


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