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.