Weight Loss can be a Team Effort

So there I was, cruising along on the exercise bike (as I often am) and thinking (as I often do). I was thinking about the positive, sometimes amazing changes I’ve made in my life thanks to fitness.

I was just about to congratulate myself when I realized I should have been grateful. I should have been thanking the people around me that made this possible: My Team!!

Why would anyone want to lose weight – or pursue any goal – alone? Every dieter should have a Weight Loss Team of people pulling for you, using their strengths to make up for your trouble areas. Think of what people have been able to accomplish when part of a team. Teams wrote the Constitution, built the Empire State Building and landed on the moon – all impossible if attempted alone.

You can build a Weight Loss Team the same way you build a basketball, baseball or soccer team. Essentially, you fill different positions with people that are good at each position. That way, nobody has to do everything. They simply fill a specific role.

My team is a cast of diverse characters and that’s what makes it so fun. When they’re involved, sometimes I forget how hard I’m working. Many of them don’t even know they’re on my team, but they’re valuable just the same.

Here are some great Team members to have:
  • Motivator – someone good at picking you up when you fall down and re-energizing you
  • Positive Thinker – someone good at always looking at the bright side
  • Goal Guardian – someone good at keeping you focused on your goal and on track
  • Exercise Buddy – someone good at making workout time fun and social
  • Listener – someone good at being an outlet when you need to vent or talk about problems
  • Informer – someone good at circulating health and fitness info, ideas and opportunities
  • The Bizarre One – someone good at finding fun, interesting and crazy ways to stay active
So if you’re struggling, if you’re having trouble staying on target, if you’re feeling frustrated, it might be time to start forming that Weight Loss Team of your own. Get them involved! Uniforms are optional.
Click here to to redeem your SparkPoints
  You will earn 5 SparkPoints

Member Comments

ROSSYFLOSSY
Team work! Report
Thanks! Report
It is fun to workout with a group of people. You can make new friends. In my case I saw some high school classmates. I going to tell you how long ag6. Report
Everything is more fun in a group! Report
MUSICNUT
Thanks for the great article! :) Report
thanks Report
great info Report
Helpful Report
I agree with you. If you truly love someone, you should be truthful and use compassion. Report
Teams help Report
Teams have a positive effect on accountability! Report
Team work! Great motivator! Report
Great. Report
PHITZOPATER
Team work… I agree, generally speaking. Most people do better when encouraged by others or when they work with others for a common goal. However, This weight loss thing is a rather personal thing. I actually enjoy encouraging others… if I can, but the rah rah go dude stuff… just isn’t motivating for me. Worse, the second I go out and tell someone… a friend or relative… that I am working on weight loss, or getting in shape, it’s demotivates for me: really. I am experiencing some success, but it works better as a private thing… thus, I am phitzopater, not ________ ¬¬__________. Seems to work better, at least for now. And so, I tell no one, work on it by myself, do the spark thing whole hog… Although the friend thing, well…. Report


 

About The Author

Mike Kramer
Mike Kramer
As a writer and artist, Mike has witnessed countless motivational stories and techniques. See all of Mike's articles.