Make Friends Who Force You to Level Up!

If you surround yourself with people who are on a similar journey as you, who share similar goals and ambition .... Woah baby! Watch out because you are going to start seeing yourself grow and succeed like never before.

It is said you are the average of the five people with whom you associate most.  So take a deep look at who those people are and ask yourself - are they supporting your goals and pushing you to be better?  If not, then it's time to make some new friends!  I don't mean ditch the old friends, just bring in some new ones that are ambitious, happy, and committed to a healthy lifestyle - just like you are (or strive to be).  

People who are not living a healthy lifestyle just can't relate to what you're going after.  They usually see healthy diets and exercise as some sort of punishment, not a reward.  They likely can't connect with your goals and might even make fun of your commitment.  I am not telling you to ban these people from your life, but if that is who you are surrounding yourself with most frequently it's going to be REALLY HARD to accomplish your goals and sustain this lifestyle.   

So that is why I recommend getting out there and finding yourself some new fit friends! If you can get yourself in a circle of supportive healthy-minded people it will bring so much value to your life!  They will help keep you inspired and be able to enjoy the journey that your living.  Living healthy ain't easy, but it sure can be a lot more fun when you aren't struggling in it all alone!  

So now you might be wondering exactly HOW you can find these friends. Here are some ideas:  

  • It s for a specific sport or activity, try looking for a club in your area or on to find a team / group.  
  • You can join a gym or fitness studio.  Group fitness classes are a great way to meet people! 
  • HASHTAGS BABY!  Scope out Instagram for some specific #s that apply to you (#girlswholift, #fitbitfam, #fitover40, #momswhorun, etc.).  Connecting with friends virtually can be just as helpful as in-person!  There is a HUGE fitness community on Instagram so you can make new fit-friends all over the world!  
  • Challenge groups.  This is a great option for those who cannot get to the gym, or might be too shy to strike up random conversations.  In these virtual accountability groups that I host, I have made some pretty amazing friends and I have seen friendships made between the ladies.  Even though we are doing home workouts, it feels like we are part of something bigger.  

There is no denying that accountability works....  

The last couple of weeks in my challenge group I have seen some amazingly supportive messages and comments shared between the ladies. Many of us have never met in "real life", but you would never know it! We share so much in these groups, more than just fitness and nutrition, no it has helped us to form some amazing bonds. And it is these bonds and the accountability of being together in the group that becomes some special kind of magic.

I have seen several ladies openly admit that they were forced into making better choices because they saw what others were doing in the group or because of supportive comments that they received from the group. We respect each other. We make fun of each other. We cheer, we curse, we laugh with each other as we make our way through this journey together.

It fills me with so much joy to witness this because I know it's going WAY beyond the scale. 

When you have friends that push you to be your best, the journey is so much fun because you're never in it alone!

If you would like to learn more about my challenge groups send me an email at and we can chat to see if this is right for you!  

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