Tag Archives: Friends

Throwing my weight around

7 Jun

For everyone who has a consistently active lifestyle and a deeply engrained routine for your workouts, you know that every now and then you need to switch things up in order to keep getting results.

However, when training for certain things you need to keep doing that exact activity. For example, to train for a race you need to run (among other things).

I have great friends who are all very active and who all have different fitness habits and routines. They have helped me mix things up and kept fitness interesting (and I hope I have done this for them as well) by allowing me to put them through a HIIT bootcamp once a week (weather allowing).

This weekly routine is an incredible way for me to be motivated to research new exercises and try them out. It motivates me to keep trying new things and to think outside the box. It motivates me to keep going on those reps where I want to quit – because after all, how can I yell at my friends for quitting if I do exactly that? (And let’s be honest yelling at my friends is what makes this so fun!! Lol)

Lastly, this once a week fit date motivates me because I’ll never back out knowing I get to hang out with such lovely ladies…even if that means more burpees than I can count.

Just thought I’d give them a little shout out for helping keep my a$$ in line…and for letting me yell at them (with love) when their form is poor.



Making Friends Along the Weigh

26 Feb

Today, and most days actually, I was reminded of how lucky I am to have a group of incredibly fit and active friends. It make staying on (or getting back on) track so much easier! It also makes creating new gym playlists incredibly easy as I can often ask them for their current favourite gym jams. They are a great resource for new classes, routines and most importantly, and ever-present source of encouragement. A few of us will even be running a 10k together in May and a half marathon in September.

They are always encouraging me to try new things or, like this weekend, participate in active events. This weekend me and a few friends will be participating in the GoodLife Spin 4 Kids (http://goodlifekids.akaraisin.com/common/Event/AboutUs.aspx?seid=6233&mid=58) – this is a great fundraiser that raises funds in support of getting kids active! PLUS – we get our spin class in on the weekend, get to hangout together and, of course, get a t-shirt!

Also, I have a friend I have convinced to be my “accountability buddy”. Basically, each week we tell each other our workout plans for the week and it makes us more accountable (than we would be just to ourselves). Seeing how great she does and how committed she is never fails to encourage me to go even harder! She is around for runs and outdoor bodyweight workouts when the weather is nice and helps me stay away from treats if I text her in my moment of temptation! Her support is invaluable to me and I know she appreciates my motivation (especially when I’m yelling at her during a training session) and putting together challenging and creating workouts for us to do together helps me push myself out of my comfort zone.

Are you lucky enough to have a group of fitness addicts surrounding you (like I do?) or are you challenged by the temptation your friends present? How do you motivate your besties (and vice versa) to get off the couch and get moving?