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I have lost 118 pounds and have maintained the weight loss for two years. One of the things I have learned during the weight loss process is that it is much easier to reach and maintain your goal weight if you surround yourself with like-minded individuals to support you in the process (whether they be in person or online).

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Thursday, January 19, 2012

Get An Exercise Buddy!

One of the great things about going to the gym regularly is the same people tend to come to the same classes every week. Since you see the same faces in your classes it is almost impossible for you to not become friendly with some of them.

My suggestion is to start scoping out the individuals in each class that impress you (work out like they are pros).When regularly going to the gym you will see there are people that work hard in each of your classes (i.e. ones that do great in kickboxing, ones that do great in yoga and ones that do great in every class) and those that are slackers. Seek out the pros! It's a bonus if one of these individuals have lost weight over the time you have seen them in your classes.

Once you know who the pros are, stand next to them in class and talk to them. Suggest working out together. Your new "workout buddy" can  give you the impetus you need to get to the gym each day.

Important Note: Do not make friends with someone at the gym that does not give 100% of themselves when working out. This can slow you down. I made this mistake when I first started working out and I regretted it.

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