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By finding an exercise buddy - who knows your plan - either virtual or in person. You have someone to be accountable to, besides to yourself. You are more likely to follow through on your plans.

- Submitted by LIGHTNINGRUNNER 12/2/2010 in Exercise | 20 Comments
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ALLGRACEY 12/2/2010 11:24:00 AM

    I agree. This works! emoticon
STEPHANIEOCNJ 10/8/2012 8:40:00 PM

    I think this is a GREAT idea!!! Anyone have any ideas about how to find an accountability buddy??? An Account-i-bil-i-buddy?? emoticon
WENDYJM4 12/3/2010 7:06:00 PM

    I agree. Thats why I like the challenges and encouragement of this site. I feel as though I do not want to let anyone down.
ERINBTOME 10/20/2012 3:23:00 PM

    I am looking for an exercise buddy around the seacoast area of NH. Are you out there and looking for a side kick also? emoticon emoticon emoticon
HYATTI1 10/19/2012 6:22:00 PM

    I agree anything will work better with a good partner.
JLLOVETT 10/16/2012 11:30:00 AM

    I use my grand daughter - I pick her up from daycare every afternoon and she promptly reminds me we have to "ride my bike today". We go to the park and she rides her bike while I do my walking!!!! It's a win-win! emoticon
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CHERYLSBUTT 10/11/2012 5:13:00 PM

    Scheduling my workout witha friend can be that added push that prevents me from cancelling! It works to keep us both on track!
PYNETREE 10/11/2012 12:23:00 PM

    Good to be accountable to someone...makes you not want to disappoint yourself, or them! emoticon
LEANMEAN2 10/9/2012 7:17:00 AM

    Thanks for sharing
JANETTEB553 10/8/2012 5:59:00 PM

    wish it would work for me but I doubt it
WHITEANGEL4 10/8/2012 3:32:00 PM

    I totally agree. I lost my excercise buddy as she moved to another area. I am hoping to find someone else soon
HELLOALL33 10/8/2012 12:25:00 PM

MINAMORIN 10/8/2012 12:17:00 PM

4THELOVEOFDOLLS 10/8/2012 12:00:00 PM

WALKSINLIGHT 10/8/2012 11:58:00 AM

    what a great idea ! emoticon
LYNCHD05 10/8/2012 10:33:00 AM

    Doing it right now.
EPATTEN79 10/8/2012 6:41:00 AM

    A buddy is a great way to stay accountable and on task.
LIBRAD 10/8/2012 6:21:00 AM

    Agreed! My accountability sparker truly helps me!
MOM4407 12/2/2010 9:17:00 PM

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