Friday, May 16, 2014

Reasons Why You Should Have a Gym Buddy


If your a regular reader of this profanity filled blog, then you are aware of my efforts to get into better shape. If your not (then welcome! I hope you stick around), feel free to catch up HERE.

Any way, the whole gym fiasco has been going pretty good. I'm down 10lbs, I have some extra energy, clothes are starting to fit better, and in general I feel pretty good. About a month ago my girlfriend Trudy joined the gym (actually, more like got suckered into it.) Seriously peeps, working out has never been so much fun.

Reasons Why You Should Have a Gym Buddy

1. You have someone to try new classes with. Sometimes it can be a little intimidating to try some of the classes the gym has to offer. This is especially true if your about as coordinated as a snail (which I checked, they are not very coordinated).  When you have a friend, you at least have someone to look over to with a face full of sweat, and beat red from trying to keep up, and realize you are not alone.

2. Laughter. Trudy and I did this one class called Sha'bam. A danced based class, complete with jumps, and spins. It was taught by this super energetic guy who had better dance moves then Beyonce.  It was a lot of fun. What made it even funner was the complete fall down laughter that came from watching your friend make a complete ass of her self....and visa versa. . In Trudy's words to me:  "I can't even fucking dance next to you, because you look like one of those Star Search rejects from the 80's with a permanent smile plastered across over your face."

3. Motivation -  There have been days that I don't feel like going, but if Trudy calls me up, I will go. There are times when she wants to leave early, but if I stay for an  extra class or longer on the elliptical, she will too.  She usually tells me I'm a fucking bitch face, and she quits me as a friend....but she stays non the less.

4. Excuse to Hang Out- Trudy and I have been friends since we were 14 years old. As we've gotten older, we realize how busy life can get (babies, jobs, husbands, etc.). Sometimes it's hard to see each other every week, but if we make a couple "gym dates", we are catching up while getting into shape.

5. It's No Longer a Chore: As much as I liked my "me" time at the gym, there were some days that I really had to drag my ass to the gym (and when I say drag, I mean seriously pick my ass up, down an XL coffee, and force myself to get in the truck, and drive to the gym )  When I know I'm going to meet up with Trudy, it doesn't seem  so bad. The work outs go by quick, and its always a laugh fest. It's grade nine gym class all over again.

So take a cue from me and ask (or like I did, force) a friend to go to the gym with you.  If none of them will do it, just tell them your going to get hot without them.  If that still doesn't work, make a friend at the gym.  Either way, working out with a pal is a shit load of fun!

Shauna Lynn

9 comments:

  1. I definitely believe in workout friends or gym buddies. It makes the time go by quicker and they keep you motivated and accountable. Visiting from #sitssharefest.

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    1. It really does!!! I have always worked out by myself......well a couple times me and the hubby tried it together, but that's a blog post for another time..........but now that I know how much fun/motivating it is with a friend, its so much better! Thanks for stopping by!

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  2. I usually go to the gym by myself, which I enjoy because I get to do my own thang, but I do hope to have a gym buddy in college! And a legit gym buddy…not just one who wants to elliptical the whole time ;) Also visiting from #sitssharefest !

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    1. I have always worked out by myself, and I use to think I really wouldn't like a work out buddy. It was my "me" time........but since my girlfriend joined the gym I love it. Its a great motivator! Thanks for stopping by!

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  3. Great points! I enjoy working out solo but also with friends. It definitely builds those friendships and makes for fun workouts.

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    1. I couldn't agree with you more! The working out has given me and trudy another thing in common.....its nice! Thanks for stopping by!

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  4. Excellent post! Wow 10lbs thats brilliant. I think your completely right. When I've done gym things with friends in the past it's always better. I seriously need to get back to gym! Ive just joined the same one as Hubby in the hope we'll kick each others asses and get down there more often...

    When we do go together he does push me harder then if I went on my own. Problem is we have yet to make it! I have lots of excuses ;) but aside from that, this week is the week we start good habits!

    Over from #SITSsharefest, thanks for stopping by my blog The Tales of me.

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    1. Thanks, yeah the 10 lbs were a little tough to come off at first! I use to always work out solo, but since my girlfriend joined the gym, its alot of fun! It almost doesnt feel like a work out.....almost! Thanks for stopping by

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  5. I am loving the idea of a gym buddy and all, but, um, Shauna? Have we met?

    My arse is having a tough enough time just putting on my yoga pants, getting the kids into the double stroller, and taking them for a walk around the neighborhood. Now you want me to commit to a "gym buddy"?????

    Baby steps, my friend.

    Until I get all disciplined, I shall live vicariously through you as you regale me on what it's like to have the body of a hot mom.

    Signed,

    I'm off to bust into my son's Easter candy, although I swore I wouldn't.

    (Seriously, you know I [heart] you, Shauna. lol)

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