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Having a workout buddy makes me accountable not only to myself but my buddy as well. Since my love of running rubbed off on my buddy, she has come to expect my call at 5am to get her up and going. Those mornings I don't want to get up, I push myself knowing she's waiting for me.
Those 5am runs keep me energized all day; it's a great way to start your day. I get my exercise in early, so I can enjoy my eveings when I get off work. Working out with a friend makes the time go by quickly because we can catch up on what's going on in each other's lives.
Remember when you were little and the Buddy System seemed silly when going to the bathroom or on a walk through the woods? Well, it's really not that silly when you think about it. Having a buddy along gives you someone to share your time with, to talk to, and to help keep you going. Having a buddy can take the focus off the strenuousness of the exercise and make it more fun and before you know it, you're done. Get a buddy!220
The buddy system works! My sister is my buddy and we call each other to modivate each other and keep ourselves on track of our goals...we also like to work-out together...Encouragement is really important in staying positive on those crappy days when all you want to do is eat, eat, eat.
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