The Power of a Fitness Partner
Monday, November 26, 2012
Yesterday, I met a friend for a morning walk. It was cold out (30ish F) and a little windy; but we went. I had "assumed" we would walk the shorter trail a couple times (one time is a little over a mile). But, she suggested we do the longer (8 mile) trail. We did it!!!
She didn't push me into it. Well, it was not a hard push anyway. It took the smallest suggestion for me to agree to go the extra distance. This really made me realize what a positive influence other people can be in our fitness journeys. If you are lucky enough to have someone like this that you can count on, embrace it and them!
You can also use the SparkPeople virtual community to help provide you the extra motivation and gently nudge you to do more. I guess I always knew this; but, it really struck me yesterday.
So many of you have given me the extra nudge when I needed it, the friendly encouragement when I felt lazy, the motivation and inspiration that pushed me to keep going.
Thank you my Sparkly friends.