Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Work out Buddies

Do you have one? I've decided I don't want one. The trainer I met with yesterday thought that getting a buddy might help me be less bored doing weights. I opposed this idea. I think that relying on anyone for anything in this weight loss battle is a big mistake for me. Because I'm the type of person that can make excuses for anything, so the first time my buddy cancels, I'm toast. Then I would go into a cycle of blaming another person for my own faults and weight (which would not be accurate or beneficial). There is part of me that feels strong for wanting (and being able) to do this on my own. No one helped me eat the food and gain the weight, it seems only right, for me, that I take it off myself, at my own pace, with my own goals.

My next two goals will be smaller ones. Less weight and less exercise. I realize that my body will slow down a bit so I don't want to set a goal that would take forever to get to. My exercise goal will be a bit less for a couple of reasons. One is that it is summer and a bit harder with the kids and activities. The other is that I had a very tough quarter goal. It only allowed for one day off a week. I will probably lesson it to two days off a week and work on upping my intensity. I will keep the exercise goal by the yearly quarter though.

Have a great Monday!!!

1 comment:

  1. I don't have a workout buddy, but would love one. My thoughts on it are the opposite of yours. I wouldn't look at it as me relying on them, I'd look at it as them relying on me. If someone else was depending on me, I'd be there. If it was just me, I might come up with an excuse not to do it.

    As they say, different strokes for different folks! You have to do what works for you.