We all have that one #bestie that we know will always be there for us no matter WHAT!!! The one that was there to hold our hair back after a fun night in college... or last weekend.. no judgement here!! the one who literally wanted to kill the boy who broke your heart, and the one who always told you that you can achieve anything you put your mind to. We LOVE that girl.. but what I have found, is that girl may not always be on the same page when it comes to YOUR health and fitness goals. This is totally FINE, but the best way to continue seeing results in the long run, is to surround yourself with a community of like-minded women who are working towards the common goal.
Now, we all know once you get into your late 20's or early 30's people already have their established friendships and it's not always easy branching out of your comfort zone. Here are a few things I have done recently that has really helped to connect me with women who are on the same wave length as me in regards to health and wellness... and honestly... women that are going to be in my life for the REST of my life!!
Join a boutique studio or gym
Not only are boutique studios and gyms a great place to find #fitfriends, it also creates an amazing cadence of accountability. Most boutique studios require you to sign up online and have a 24 hour cancellation policy.. so there is no last minute flaking... you are going to get charged anyways so you might as well sweat it out!! A few of my absolutely favorite studios are PureBarre, FlyWheel, and anything with Megaform Pilates - these are great things to do in place of your active recovery days!!
Reaching out through social media
I know it sounds a little crazy, but I have met some of the most amazing women through social media... specifically Instagram. Search a hashtag that you resonate with.. and find other women who are using the same hashtag. There are so many food bloggers and serious #fitspo on instagram that give me motivation on the daily. If you have not already, feel free to follow me on instagram @lindsayrenefitness... I usually try to post in my stories what I am eating during the day and try to give a few tips here and there on what I do to stay on track!!
Join an online fitness program
This is one of the ABSOLUTE best ways to find several like minded women that are struggling with the same things you are and working towards the common goal. This is actually how I became motivated to start doing online fitness programs, because I found a group of women who encouraged me to share my results, positivity, and knowledge with other women! Without them, I would not be where I am today. All of my fitness programs have a private accountability group where women can share how they are feeling, what they are struggling with, and there is a group of women surrounding them to build them back up and keep them on track. In fact, my next online program is kicking of TODAY and there are just a few spots left!! If you are interested in joining an online community ASAP, start with my 4 week FAST Track To Fit program, by clicking here.
If you are serious about making health a priority for life, then you need a supportive #FitTribe in your corner, cheering you on. Most likely,that tribe will come from outside your immediate circle of family and friends. That is totally okay! Find a community that suits you and keep going!
In good health,