So with January coming to a close, this is usually the time that I start slacking on my fitness goals and it becomes a downward spiral until it’s a complete fail. This year, it has been different. I am feeling more on track and focused than I have been in quite a long time. And I am pretty sure it’s due to the fact that I have a buddy system in place.
One of my besties decided to start her own journey at the same time as I did and conveniently joined the same gym that I go to, so we have been able to motivate each other to try and stay on track. I don’t know about her but I know that the buddy system is definitely something that I need. I need someone to be accountable to and give me the motivation to keep going.
Having someone else on a similar path as yourself, in my opinion, is something that everyone needs. Someone that can relate to your struggles and your successes. This person should also be someone local to you, if at all possible. Sure, I have followed some other very motivating people on their own weight loss journey, but it’s not the same as having someone right there with you.
It’s having someone with you, that you can sit down with face to face and discuss your journey, someone who can bring out that little bit of competitive side of you in a class, someone to literally slap that piece of cheesecake out of your hand when you really need it. The buddy system has really helped me this time and I am hoping it will continue through the dreary, cold month of February that often finds me wanting hibernate more than getting out to the gym.
I am not saying if you don’t have a ‘buddy” you won’t be successful, I am the furthest thing from any sort of “diet expert” but I just know what seems to be working for me.
My “buddy” April and I have started an Instagram account @MomsFromTheBurbs that will be documenting our journey and also using as a place for others to share their tips, tricks and struggles on their own journey. So please feel free to follow along with us! There will be no judgement and will be keeping it real!