I’m sure you already know that exercising with a friend (or in a class) is a good way to keep yourself on track with your fitness plans.
But, what about if your plans are mostly solitary?
Maybe you like to workout at home.
Perhaps you enjoy going for walks alone.
Or, given current circumstances, perhaps you HAVE to work out alone, no matter what you prefer to do.
Either way, it means that you don’t have that extra boost of motivation to rely on when you are feeling kind of meh about your exercise plans.
If today is one of those meh days, I have a suggestion:
Text a friend.
(Note: you can call/email/message a friend, instead, obviously. That’s just not as catchy as ‘Text a friend.’)
Tell your friend what you plan to do and ask them to check in with you to see if you’ve done it.
(You can also offer to check in with them about one of their meh tasks, too.)
That little bit of accountability can make a huge difference in your motivation and help you flip the switch from meh to done.
After all, most of the time we just need a small thing to tip the balance in favour of our exercise plans. That impending return text could make all the difference.
And, of course, you can set up a regular check-in with your friend if that serves you both well.
Be kind to yourself! Keep moving!
Here are two gold stars today, one for you and one for your friend.