This summer has been fully packed with activities. Matt and I have had so much going on, I can't imagine what it would be like with kids! I was getting frustrated because before this summer, I had been on a pretty regimented workout routine. When my workouts started getting trumped by my social activities/family/church obligations, I started to get frustrated. Why not kill two birds with one stone?
I started ditching my boring, solo workouts (running, lifting weights, other exercises) in my family room) and began to workout with my friends. Social time + workout time combined = Mind Blown!
I walk up/run down Kennesaw Mountain 2-3 mornings a week (hard to get up early but it leaves room for activities after work) with a friend from church, play tennis with some girls on my ALTA team once a week, and do Zumba with some of Matt's friend's wives (also my friends :-) once a week. Tennis season will be from Sept. to Oct. and several of my friends are playing.
Now I don't dread working out, because I am with my friends. And now I get to see more friends, more often. I'm not sure why I didn't think of this earlier.
Plus there's always the science behind it for more proof that this is better.
I'm looking for one more workout to do once a week with a friend. Any takers?