I have recently replaced my old workout buddy with a new, improved version. Among other failings as a workout buddy, Steve’s motivational toolbox consisted solely of visually reminding me what my tummy would look and act like if I skipped a workout. Sometimes if he was feeling particularly active, he would join me by lying on the floor, looking on with cool detachment while I struggled through ab ripper, but I always got the feeling that he cared more about his food bowl then my workout success.
My new workout buddy is only 2 feet tall but is a hard nosed slave driver! Her motivational tools rival those of Jillian Michaels from Biggest Loser, always pushing me to work out harder. Sometimes it is her screaming that pushes me on, sometimes it is a goofy toothless smile, sometimes she is fast asleep. If you haven’t guessed by now, my new workout buddy is my 6 month old daughter Addison. Unfortunately, she is unable to join my workouts at the moment, but when she starts crawling, look out! The best part is that she doesn’t even have to be awake to motivate me, just the thought of being as healthy as I can be so I can keep up with her in a few years is motivation enough for me. As I have said before, I really like p90x3 because I can get a full workout during her morning nap, and often she sleeps through my entire workout. If she does happen to be awake, she coos, makes screeching noises and is all smiles as I get through my tough workout. When she is awake I can only imagine what she thinks her mom is up to, but I gotta get used to her laughing and rolling her eyes at me sometime. No matter why she is smiling, that smile makes each move much easier, and less painful.
Do you have a workout buddy?