Friday, October 26, 2012

{Day 26} Working out Alone vs. with a Partner

{Day 26}

New here? Make sure to check out day 1  and my introduction to my 
31 day of Health and Exercise series for the month of October
Thank you for reading and coming along with journey with me
I hope to inspire and motivate you through this series 

 Today I am going to talk about working out alone vs
with a partner 

 There are many benefits to working out with a partner 

 #1. Motivation 
 If you know there is someone at the gym waiting for you, 
you will be a lot less likely to skip a workout because you don’t want to let them down
Your partner helps you to keep going, to do your best and to help you

#2. Social Life
Sometimes it is just nice to have someone to talk to while you workout
You can catch up with a friend or your spouse while you are 
also getting in a good workout 
#3. Safety
Partners can help you stay safe and injury free by spotting you  
while doing resistance training and weight lifting
they can also help you to stay safe while running outside
by looking out for you and you are less likely to be attacked 
when you are not alone 

Although there are some great benefits to working
out with a partner there can also be some down falls such as 
#1. Waste Time
Sometimes when you are working out with someone
they are more of a distraction and just want to visit rather 
than working out and it is harder to stay focused 
#2. Can drag you down
If they are not at your level and don't have the same goals
as you they can drag you down and be more of a hinder to you
workout then helpful 
#3. Unreliable 
Sometimes they can be unreliable 
and may flake out on you and ruin your workout plans  

So if the downfalls out weight the benefits of working out with a partner
maybe working out a lone is for you 

Working out alone can also be beneficial  

#1. You can go whenever your schedule allows it   
you don't have to schedule a time that works for both of you
you can just go and workout whenever works for you
no scheduling conflicts, and not accountable for anyone elses time 
#2. You don't feel intimidated 
If you are just starting out or you just aren't at the same level
as your partner it can be intimidating and uncomfortable 
working out alone gets rid of this and you can just work out 
as hard as you can without feeling down for not being as good as someone else 
#3. You time   
I don't know about you but sometimes 
I just need me some ME tim
away from everyone 
Just me, my thoughts and my workout    

So what do you prefer?
is there a right answer to alone vs partner?
I dont think there is a right answer there is benefits to both and down falls to both 
so I have come to the conclusion that it is a personal decision 
Which way pushes you to do your best? 
You decide what way is better for you and what way you workout better  
You don't have to pick just one 
I like working out on my own sometimes and working out with a partner other times
So both are for me and that is ok!       

 Come back tomorrow for another Health and Exercise Tip
And make sure to check out the previous posts of this series HERE
You don't want to miss anything :)

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