5 Reasons to Have a Workout Buddy

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We've all been there. You just got back from your fabulous vacation, and you haven't exercised all week. Whoops!... you didn't really mean to eat that chocolate fudge a la mode last night, but you were toasting to the end of your glorious getaway before it's back to the real world. You still haven't hit the gym a week later, and you just find yourself in a workout slump. FIND YOURSELF A WORKOUT BUDDY! Here's why..

1. Consistency - Having a workout buddy forces you to rely on each other. You don't want to let your friend down, so are more likely to make the effort to be at the gym. Getting there is the hardest part!

2. You'll get stronger - You can challenge yourself by increasing your weight, and you'll always have a spotter nearby. If you're struggling, your partner can give you assistance and that extra boost to get you through all of your reps. 

3. Support system - You and your partner should always be pushing each other just a little bit harder. Mental hurdles can hold you back and it simply takes someone saying, "you can do it," to overcome it. It sounds like a simple concept because it is.

4. Shorter workouts (not literally) - When you have extra company, your mind isn't constantly concentrating on what you're doing, and how you wish you were back in bed. Before you know it, you've gossiped, vented, caught up from the weekend, and it's time to hit the showers!

5. Extra cardio boost - A lot of people hate to run, but dogs love it! Who says your workout buddy needs to be human? Do it for your adorable four-legged friend. You'll be done with your mile (or 2!) in no time!

1 comment:

  1. I am thankful for my workout buddies - 2 and 4 legs!