I learned that when the going gets tough, the tough don’t get going alone, they find a workout partner to get going with them!  Historically I used to get up, brush my teeth, fill my water bottle, and head out for a power walk or a workout at the gym.  Then I hit a bump in the road.  Struggling with a torn tendon in my right ankle led to surgery, recovery, and now on-going maintainance.  And it’s just easier not to exercise at all!

Three weeks ago today I saw a post on a neighborhood site looking for a workout partner.  Impulsively I said, “I’m in!”.  Fitness app in hand, we launched our own personal meetup at 5:00 am at #lafitness.  Not bad for fifty-somethings.  Now beginning the third week of our 16 week plan, Sheila says, “We should celebrate at the half-way mark!  8 weeks in.”  I like this girl!

According to a top nutrition blog, #valeriesvoice, pulling the friend card helps with the food thing too.  Her tip 4 from a list of  30 Tips to Maneuver Holiday Humps and Bumps encourages all of us to get help!  “4. Enlist support. If you have supporters, you will feel more comfortable and less stress when eating with family or friends during meals.”

Then there’s the time tested advice from Ecclesiastes…”Two people are better off than one for they can help each other succeed.  If one person falls, the other can reach out and help.  But someone who falls alone is in real trouble!”

Personal experience, @valeriegoldstein, and the Bible.  Three solid reminders to stick with my decision to never again try and go it alone. There really is strength in numbers!

Tell me about a time when YOU needed help and someone was there to get you going!