So, in case you were wondering, which I’m sure you were, I did in fact work out after work yesterday (before I edited the post that said tomorrow, not yesterday. guess who’s ready to go home for the day!!). And while I may have hated the first 5 minutes of it (seriously, it started out a little brutal) I was happy that I did it by the end.
I spent a long time yesterday texting Britt back and forth about working out (for those of you that don’t know Britt, she used to blog over at fitchickbritt.com … I like to think she’s just on an extended hiatus right now, and will come back to blogging eventually ) Britt and I have been running together and hanging out for a little over a year now, and she is the very first person that I turn to when I need someone to tell me to suck it up and get the workout over with.
Yesterday was no exception. I came up with a million excuses as to why I couldn’t work out and then after several texts back and forth lamenting the fact that neither of us was very motivated, she told me we really had no excuse.
So we did.
It also helped that when I walked through the front door I heard the familiar whirring sound our treadmill makes. I walked into our gym and Sean was running. Sean does not workout in the “hit the gym” sense on a regular basis, and runs or lifts weights once a week at most. If even he could work out yesterday then Britt was right, I had no excuse.
Having friends like Britt who are there for a friendly nudge in the right direction are instrumental for me in staying motivated and on track. I can’t even explain how many missed workouts might have occurred if I didn’t have someone to hold me accountable and remind me that it’s always worth it. I think having someone you can always rely on to give you a push when you need it is crucial at times.
Do you have someone that keeps you accountable?