Anytime you are going to hang out with someone you haven't seen for a while - do something active. Take a walk, go bowling - whatever. So often, our social time revolves around food - switch it up!
Also - if you call up a friend and they can't hang out with you, schedule a workout time right then and there with them for the future. Don't say "ok, sometime next week" - pick a date, pick an activity, and chisel it in stone. This will add accountability AND variety to your workouts!
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The next time you're out for a walk in the park make use of the park benches you pass. At the 1st bench do 5 step-ups for each leg...at the next one do 5 tricep dips, then try push-ups off a bench, then seated leg lifts... Just keep alternating. You'll get a full workout by the end of your walk
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
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