Hello everyone! How are all the New Year’s resolutions going? If the answer is, not well, you are certainly not alone. Sometimes we think we need to make major changes, but maybe a few smaller ones might be a better idea.
I worked with a client who was frustrated that he had made strides with eating better, but the workouts were non existent. When I asked why, he said he found it boring, and hard to make a commitment to it. He was, however, a very social guy, and he loved tennis but never made time for it. Combining the two, he made the realization if he met with his 3 buddies for a game twice a week, he felt that was more motivating. He ended up being more consistent knowing his friends were involved and they could get in a good workout while enjoying each other’s company. After a few weeks, he decided to ask another friend to go biking on the bike trails once a week. It’a win win if you can do what you like with people who you like to be around socially. It takes away the drudgery of say, a treadmill, and you get a chance to catch up with the people you enjoy. So, if you thrive on time with friends, try combining the two so exercise will feel like something you look forward to, instead of something you dread.
Just a thought for all you social butterflies out there, grab a friend to make your workout more fun, and maybe even something to look forward to. Also, it’s easy to skip a workout if you do it on your own. But if you know your friend will be waiting for you, you’ll be less likely to skip it.
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