When The Buddy System Fails

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Only a few days ago, I gave “the buddy system” three cheers. Meeting Emily at 5:45 was the only motivation I needed to get me out of bed and to the gym after a weekend of Irish binging.

Last night, I set my alarm for 5AM with every intention of meeting Emily at 5:30 to grab bikes for spin class. I was looking forward to it – I even drafted this morning’s post about how much I enjoy spinning.

Enter: a night of restless sleep thanks to allergy symptoms like coughing, sneezing and itchy eyes. UGH. When my alarm went off this morning, I felt a sense of dread. Please don’t let it be time to get up! I haven’t slept a wink! 

I texted Emily telling her I was exhausted, and she so graciously accepted to reschedule. Texting someone “Thanks, goodnight” at 5AM is always weird.

The point I’m trying to make is that I chose not to go to the gym. The Buddy System only works if I want it to work. Aside from rare circumstances, there’s no reason I can’t make it to the gym. I just need to remind myself of that next time I set my alarm for 5AM. New fitness motto: No excuses. Play like a champion. 😉

So I don’t have a question this morning. Just a statement: Don’t stand in the way of your own success today.


  1. says

    Well…I only feel SLIGHTLY guilty about missing the gym this morning. I do have to say though, picking up my phone to read a text saying: “You’re exhausted too right?” was exactly what I needed this morning. Lets try again tomorrow :) And there is always BodyPump at 6:30 tonight…

  2. says

    RULE #76!

    get that body back in tip top shape. I know I wouldn’t be functioning without sleep!

    and if it makes you feel better, I haven’t worked out all week. can’t get these stitches sweaty, so….. fat kid it is. 😉

  3. says

    We have a wedding consultation tonight downtown so I planned last night to wake up and go to the gym… Rather I woke up, made bfast, and thought pinning sounded better 😛 I’m okay with it since pinning is just spinning minus the “s,” aka a new kinda workout?!

  4. says

    Evan and Avery have both suffered the past 2 weeks, makes for our morning runs and daily family walks to be close to non-exsistant. We’re all human and sometimes a rest is needed so I wouldn’t feel guilty.

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