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REDSHOES2011 SparkPoints: (0)
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5/10/13 4:02 P

I have read alot of articles and none of them explained I would never find a partner whom would have staying power in a small tight knitted community where exercise is not on the top of priorities list..

I had to feel on my own body if I could handle pain. I had to move the weight off so my knees and hips and lower back don't give up the fight..

My own sister is a huge runner and done many marathons.. Her exercise partner occassionally disappoint her and then she has to search for a new one..

The way I see if my body ain't worth doing something on own merit.. What is- I know what lossing a partner to health issues has done to my kids.. My motivations to do this so I can keep them feeling safe and myself out of a boring wheelchair..

Edited by: REDSHOES2011 at: 5/10/2013 (16:05)
CLRWILLIAMS25 SparkPoints: (34,625)
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5/10/13 1:49 P

I moved away from my workout buddy a little over a year ago and was also worried about keeping up with my exercise. It was weird at first, but eventually I found that I had a renewed excitement to go to the gym or get a workout in. It was nice to do abs first if I wanted to or use the bike instead of the elliptical. I think you'll be pleasantly surprised when you exercise by yourself. You'll probably do your workout fasted and with more intensity when you don't have someone with you.

DIDS70 Posts: 5,368
5/10/13 12:39 P

If exercise is as important as you say, you will work it out just fine. I know it may be hard the first few times you exercise without your friend, but keep your goals in mind and you will be fine.

TONKA14 Posts: 4,947
5/10/13 12:00 P

This article might help you with some ideas (as well as the articles linked at the bottom) to keep you motivated as you establish new exercise routines after your friend moves.

Help Yourself Over Exercise Hurdles
Make Options Instead of Excuses

Coach Tanya

REBCCA SparkPoints: (404,673)
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5/10/13 9:15 A

Hello WALDEN9,

Be your own best friend and take yourself to your workout. You can stay in touch with your friend and report what you accomplished, how it went etc. The community here at Sparkpeople is also a good place to check in, you could even join a challenge where you regularly check in.
Start a streak, set a goal to track your consistency. You can do this and empower yourself in the process. emoticon

WALDEN9 SparkPoints: (14,745)
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5/10/13 9:06 A

my friend who has been going to the gym with me for a long time is moving next month to another state and I have no one to exercise. I need to know how I can keep motivated in going even though I will be on my own and exercise is very important to me.

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