• had my TGIF walk on the trails with my friend and our three collective dogs this morning! A weekly catch up and we push each other ! the best way to visit !

    From Beth Swift
    January 7, 2011

  • Great post Amber! I love working out with a friend – having the accountability is a huge help and motivating factor for me.

    From Kelly
    January 7, 2011

  • This is so true Amber! My husband helps me stay motivated to get up and get moving when I often don’t want to!

    From Aimee
    January 7, 2011

  • The buddy system is a great adherence technique! I am so happy to hear that many of you are embracing it! Keep inspiring!!!

    From Amber Shadwick
    January 11, 2011

TGIF (Thank Goodness I’m Friendly)

fitness friends

For many people, eating less and exercising more is easier if they don’t go it alone. It makes sense that healthy living loves company! Would you rather be watching your weight in a crowd that’s munching on fruit and veggies (supportive/successful environment) or vegging on some junk (sabotaging/unsucessful environment)?

 Even the most airtight excuse for avoiding exercise can evaporate when someone asks you to go for a walk or run. In our quest to become physically fit and or improve our overall health, our ability to reside within successful environments is crucial. Working out with a buddy is a perfect example of creating that successful environment. It creates accountability, increases motivation, support, adherence, as well as it simply just makes the time pass by in a more enjoyable manner.

This month, the employee’s here at H3 are participating in our very own employee wellness program – Operation Health.  So for January – our monthly challenge is to “find a fitness friend” i.e. work out with a buddy at least one time per week. Thus, this Fitness Friday is not a workout per say, it’s a challenge for you to grab a buddy and hit the trails, gym, machines, etc. Introduce them to something new or vice versa. Maybe you make this your new “new years” weekly regiment too, or maybe you just partake in the buddy system this weekend. Either way, have fun! Isn’t that what life is about anyways?

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