Let’s face it. It can be tough to get motivated to exercise. Really, many of us would prefer to do just about anything other than exercise. That’s why I suggest getting a workout buddy. It’s pretty easy to come up with excuses as to why you shouldn’t exercise, but it’s a lot harder to use those lame excuses on a friend.
So, meet Indy. He’s my workout buddy. We’ve been running together since 2006. He doesn’t care what the weather is like. He always runs at my speed. He never, ever, passes a chance up for a run. His only downside? I have to pick up his poop. He also gets a bit stinky if we run in the rain, but hey, so do I.
So, if you’re just getting started with a running or walking program and you’re having a bit of trouble getting motivated, find a friend. How do you do this? You can check out this forum. Or you can join a local running group. If you live in my area, you can join my running group in the spring. Or, you can get a dog (but a friend might be better, since you won’t have to pick up their poop). Enjoy the companionship and the exercise!