Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Partner Training

As I am sitting here sore and sipping my shake made of frozen strawberries, yogurt and orange juice I was thinking about my workout tonight.  What a difference having a friend to work out with makes. 

The other day I did interval training on the treadmill for 30 minutes by myself.  Let me tell you that was the longest 30 minutes that I can remember.  It dragged on and was way beyond boring; it was just me, the treadmill and a TV on mute (with my vision there was no way I was reading the caption).  I made it but it was torture.     

Tonight made a huge difference working out with my friend.  Not only did time fly by but I pushed myself so much harder than I would alone.  I'm sure that she felt the same way too.  I even got that one more rep in that I probably would not have done by myself.  We even had a few laughs along the way. 

A friend to work out with also keeps you committed to going.  I know that I can easily talk myself out of anything but I refuse to cancel on a friend if I do not have a valid reason.  We went at 6:00pm and believe me the last thing I wanted to do was go to the gym.  If I was going alone there is no doubt I would of thrown in the towel and told myself, "forget it you are too tired."  But I knew that I was meeting someone at the gym so I put it in my mindset that I was going to do this and know that I would not regret the choice.

And..........I definitely do not regret the choice.  My body might not like it but it is well worth the sacrifice.

So, grab a partner and hit the gym.  And if you can't do it for yourself, do it for them.



  1. Awesome! Glad you have a workout partner. I always say I'm going to work out at home and tend to find myself on the computer instead haha!

  2. We had an awesome workout, that's for sure! Great post Sharon! Keep up the good work :)