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JENMC14 Posts: 2,770
5/29/12 9:00 A

You can't make your friends want to work out. if you keep trying, you'll become that "nagging friend" no one wants to talk to anymore. Plus, they may not want to do the same workouts you do. I have done calsses with a friend of mine, but we found that we like different classes better, and that's fine. Perhaps if you find a fun class and invite a friend to join you, they might like it, but I wouldn't push the gym buddy thing on anyone.

I am 5'4".
Starting Weight (4.6.11) 164.6
First Goal 130 - Reached September 2011
Lowest weight: 116
Gained back 40 or so pounds and now getting back to it.
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5/28/12 4:57 P

Just do your thang, and if someone has like ambitions, free time, etc. you will find a workout buddy. I for one, don't have one, and don't need one. Keep the faith.

I question, therefore I think; I think, therefore I am; ........ I think?

Life is tough, but it is tougher if you are stupid. ;-) John Wayne

We can always find reasons to quit or not do what is needed to maintain a healthy and fit lifestyle. The trick is to fight this tendency. NOW SHUT UP AND SWEAT.

TODAY: It's as good as any day, and better than tomorrow.
5/27/12 9:46 P

as i work out, i am finding new friends to work out with. it's great to meet new people, especially those that will help support me on my fitness journey!

�You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose. You're on your own. And you know what you know. And YOU are the one who'll decide where to go...�
― Dr. Seuss, Oh, the Places You'll Go!
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5/27/12 6:41 P

I don't know--I'm one of those who says "No thanks" to working out with anyone other than my husband.

My exercise is time is usually my "me" time.

You are worth it!
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5/27/12 9:48 A

You're right! Can't wait for anyone

DRAGONCHILDE SparkPoints: (58,536)
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5/27/12 1:09 A

In short? You can't.

I waited for years for my friends to work out with me. You can't motivate them if they're not ready to motivate themselves. So you know what I did? I joined a gym alone, and I made new friends. I now HAVE workout buddies, and they're there to cheer me on, support me, and nag me when I don't show up. And I didn't have to force anyone into it.

If you put the burden of your motivation on someone else, they'll fail you every time. Look inside for your motivation, and you will be your best ally. You don't *need* a workout buddy, you want one. Your friends are not on the same page, and you can't make them join you. Just like no one was able to force you to come here to Sparkpeople, join, and ask that question. You made your choice... now it's time to move forward. They'll either join you, or you'll leave them behind. Either way, you're the one in charge of you. :)

Edited by: DRAGONCHILDE at: 5/27/2012 (01:11)
Writer, mother, wife, and breadwinner. I love to run, but running doesn't love me, so I'm switching to my low-impact bike.

I'm not pregnant, just fat: My blog.
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5/26/12 10:41 P

I try to get my friends to work out with me but they're all lazy! How can I get them to work out with me? I need a workout buddy!

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