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I never realized how much more I enjoy working out when I do it with someone I really like. My daughter and I have been doing the Insanity workouts together for a month now. She hasn't been home this week so I've been on my own. Not nearly as motivating on my own.

- Submitted by MARIHELEN 3/25/2010 in Motivation | 16 Comments
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TRLYBLSD 9/15/2010 5:18:00 AM

    Its so hard when you don't have a workout buddy! I recently saw a very good quote in a magazine by Michelle Obama "look at exercising as your play time and not exercise". I am going to take that approach and see if it helps.
EILEENOTTER 4/13/2010 9:54:00 AM

    I used to work out with a group at the local gym called Sarge Marge's boot camp. WE did weight lifting three days a week for about 1 1/2 hours. IT was great. Then I moved and changed jobs (down....) so i not only lost my group but my ability to go to the gym as well. Sparkpeople helps me keep motivated by having "workout buddies" here...by reading and connecting here. Thanks Sparkpeople!
PASTORJAY 3/26/2010 9:47:00 AM

    My wife and I started working out with a trainer nine months ago. Yes, it has renewed play time and laughter in our marriage.
KEEPONMOVIN2 9/15/2010 4:22:00 PM

    I WORKOUT 5 DAYS A WEEK WITH MY WORKOUT BUDDY, EGG MY SIS, FRIEND TO SHARE OUR JOURNEY TOGETHER. emoticon emoticon
DIAMONDST 4/24/2010 8:29:00 AM

    I'm always looking for new fitness buddies because motivation goes both ways!!!
JESSMANBECK 1/22/2011 6:37:00 AM

    My friend and I love to work out together. She has called me more than once saying she can't wait for spring to get here so we can go run the steps together, cause it's just not the same with her husband as it is with me. That always makes me feel good and motivates me to go hit the treadmill good and hard so I can be ready for those monster steps!
EGGBASKET1 9/15/2010 7:52:00 PM

    IT'S GREAT TO HAVE A WORKOUT BUDDY...ONE TO BE STRONG WHEN YOU'RE NOT AND TO BE STRONG WHEN SHE'S NOT ! MY WOKOUT BUDDY IS MY BEST FRIEND AND SIS, DAFFY ! WHEN SHE COUNTS REPS, I PACE COUNT OUR EXERCISE AND WHEN SHE OR I WANT TO END OUR WORKOUT EARLY, WE ENCOURAGE EACH OTHER ON ! WE LAUGH, WE CRY, WE MAKE TIME FLY...BEST FRIENDS ARE WE, MY SISTER AND ME !!! WE CAN DO THIS !!!! YOU ARE SO RIGHT...IT DOES MAKE THE WORKOUTS MORE ENJOYABLE !!!
LILDONNER 6/6/2010 9:53:00 PM

    I need a workout buddy... I am more motivated when I have some one to push me.
ROTTLADY 5/20/2010 8:07:00 PM

    I need a work out buddy and friend to share this journey. I wish I had family close enough to do exercising together.
SUMRTIME 9/17/2011 12:14:00 AM

    When I'm so busy with work, I "ground" myself from fun activities, except exercise. So I sneak in little hikes and walks with friends, so I can combine my exercise with my social life. It's great!
02JETTAGIRL 7/20/2011 12:43:00 AM

    I don't have a workout partner either. My family members are hundreds of miles away. No sister, I'm the only girl and no daughters either...so I have adopted the ladies at the gym that regularly attend the same fitness classes that I do: Flirty Girl Dance Class, Body Pump, Zumba, and other various cardio and strength training classes. I try to personally get to know each of them so that we can keep an eye on and out for each other. I feel like they are my adopted sisters and I go to classes more frequently just knowing that they will be there looking for me. emoticon
TRUANGEL1 7/9/2011 1:19:00 PM

    I WORKOUT ALONE. NOT BECAUSE I WANT TO. I ENJOY WORKING OUT, BUT IT MAY BE A LITTLE MORE FUN WITH A FRIEND. I JUST DON'T WANT TO LOSE MY WILL TO DO THIS, THE COMPASSION I HAVE FOR MY WORKOUT TIME IS INSPIRATIONAL TO ME AND I FIGURED SINCE I GOT THIS WAY ON MY OWN IT'S JUST SOMETHING I NEED TO DO ON MY OWN. I OFTEN FEEL LIKE NO ONE CAN EVER REALLY UNDERSTAND WHAT IT IS TRULY LIKE FOR ME TO GO THROUGH THIS. THAT IS WHY I KEEP IT TO MYSELF AND LET GOD BE MY WORKOUT BUDDY.
IZZYBEBOP 6/24/2010 1:37:00 PM

    I've been trying to get my daughter to start doing Beachbody workouts, but she's a gym person and isn't interested.
NANCYRUBIO 5/20/2010 12:26:00 AM

    How wonderful~~what a way to make a closer bond with your daughter. Glad you miss her when she is gone, makes your times together more special.
GINGERVISTA 3/26/2010 12:14:00 PM

    I SO miss not having someone else to work out with. Last time was about 10 years ago when my friend & I biked in training for a 2-day, 100 mile bike ride. We'd get up while still dark, meet up & near the end of the ride, watch the sun come up. When I move into friend's apartment in May/June, we plan to walk regularly in the park nearby & I can hardly WAIT!!! emoticon
MIAJOEB 3/25/2010 5:24:00 PM

    I am just more likely to exercise with someone else. I even call my dad and chat with him if I cannot actually find a partner to work out with.....

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