Saturday, April 5, 2008

Everyone Needs a Benita


Although i thoroughly enjoy working out, there are times when I just don't have it in me; Times when the last thing i want to do is put on my running shoes, and get myself out the door. This is where i am so very lucky. I have Benita! We've been workout buddies for the past couple years, and bestest friends since way before that. She gets me out the door when I'm not feeling so upbeat about it, and vice versa. Last April Ben and I trained for the SLC 1/2 marathon which was such a great experience for us. I think it really proved to both of us that our bodies are capable of so much more than we think. It gave us the hunger to push ourselves harder than we imagined possible. We loved this experience so much we're training for our second 1/2 to happen this coming April 19th (along with a slew of people we've talked into it including my whole fam, wahoo!!). It has been so helpful to have someone to workout with. We've ran many miles together, we lift together, we whine about running and lifting together, and most importantly we push each other to work harder in everything we do. We coordinate schedules and make it a point every day to talk about when we're going to get to the gym that day, and then we get each other there. It is a proven fact that having someone waiting for you as a workout partner will increase your chances of getting there and getting it done. Not only will you get it done, but you'll enjoy yourself doing it. When you have a friend to workout with it makes it fun, and doable!
My advice to you...find a Benita. Find someone you can workout with that will be dependable, help you keep a schedule, and will enable you to push yourself. Make exercise something you want to do. Make it enjoyable!!
My thanks to Beni who helps me keep going week after week!! And who is just an all around amazing best friend! :)

6 comments:

Benita said...

i love having a partner! you are the best partner ever! and lets be honest, you are one who gets me out the door. the best part is that you are an amazing trainer and you get to be my partner! i am very lucky...i think i also should start paying you......

Steph said...

Thanks for talking me into the half marathon too! :) I also have done so much better than I could have imagined. I love you guys!! I can't wait for the big day. ps Megs I love your blog so much. Benita was showing me it at work one day and I pretty much have read it every day since. You are so cute! Love, Stephy

Karrissa said...

So cute! Makes me miss both of you! Tell Benita hi!

The Smith Clan said...

So Megan, Look what you have inspired our whole family to do! Run a 1/2 marathon! You are pretty amazing! None of us would be doing this if it weren't for you! Especially me! I agree it is fun to have someone to workout with. And I thank Nichole for her example for me in Arizona. I do have very amazing kids I can learn from everyday! Love, Mom

Trav & Linds said...

Can I borrow Benita, or you? I totally agree. Trav and I worked out every day together on the cruise and I think it totally makes a difference. I have loved catching up on reading your blog and all of the awesome things you have posted. Love, love, love it!

Heats said...

You are so lucky to have B! She's even (almost) got me convinced to run my first 5K (I know I start out slow) in July. You guys are so good for each other and I am so lucky to have a cheerleader like B too. I love you both!!! (Go Steph!!- I gotta go just to watch you guys!)