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Finding Motivation to Get Fit
How I found motivation to lose weight, get in shape and help others to do the same.

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Summer heats up and workouts are rocking

Hey, all! I hope you're enjoying a bit of this heat the past few days! We could do without some of the intense rains but we'll take what we get!

I've had some of the best most intense workouts I've had in years over the past two weeks! I feel better and have more energy than I've had in a while and I believe that's only going to get better.

Having great workout partners also helps to keep you motivated. I'd been very sporadic with my workouts and intensity until recently when my wife and a friend from church and his son started working out with me. Trying to keep up with an 18 year old, athletic young man really forces you to focus and get after it! And he pushes us all. When we don't feel like running bleachers because we've had a great workout he'll say, "We'll just run a few." We run a few while he runs twice as many and a few laps around the track! But that's one of the great things about working out with a partner or partners, they help keep you motivated!

I hope you find someone to workout with you whether they just come for moral support or take part in your program. Having that person there who can push you to be better makes it harder to say, "Eh, that's enough," before you ever break a sweat!

Until next time, keep working hard to reach your goals. It won't happen overnight... but it will over many nights!