Tuesday, April 15, 2008

team up online to get fit

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Most of the day, it's just Elizabeth and I. We have a few people that we see once or twice a week, but for the most part, we stay at home and work on playing, learning, and personal projects (like exercising!) I don't have any other people that I exercise with, though, so in the past, I often felt pretty alone in my efforts to improve my fitness and over all health. I've read that having other people with you on your fitness journey can make a huge impact - other moms who you walk with, people from classes at your local gym, or even groups like Weight Watchers.

A few months ago, a friend invited me to join a private online group, full of women that I'd become acquainted with through a forum for a shared interest. Even though I only know one person in real life, the support that I find there has been a significant factor in my continued efforts to get fit. With them, I can celebrate successes, vent frustrations of my journey, and get the encouragement and advice to help me persevere.

I've also recently been looking for blogs of people with similar interest in fitness, especially those geared at moms. Being part of a community, even if it is an online community, can be a significant advantage when getting fit.

If you're working on improving your fitness, I highly recommend that you find a way to connect with others who share a similar interest. It could be your spouse, a neighbor, or an online friend. Use that support to motivate and keep you on track!


Anonymous said...

thanks for linking! I totally agree, having a fitness partner, either in person or online, can help keep you on track. It has definitely helped me!

Anonymous said...

Dito! It's been a blast connecting with people online and exploring the different ways to stay motivated and get back in shape. It can be a little lonely at home even with friends nearby. It's hard to stay focused on exercise and fitness when the conversations typically buzz around the babies!

Thank you for sharing!

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