BE Encouraged.


Recently I have been thinking about the importance of encouragement in achieving our fitness goals.
One of the best thing about our Harveston Fit Camp and our Small Group classes is the community that comes with them. As your trainers, whether it be in a personal training session or in a group setting, we are here to encourage you and help you in your fitness goals. We will always encourage and help you, but there is something to be said for the encouragement that comes in a group setting.  There is nothing like looking over at the person doing burpees next to you and hearing the words “we can do it.” Or having a group off people cheering you on as you finish your timed mile.  Even with everyone being at different fitness levels, in our group classes, everyone becomes a team. We work out hard together and finish together. Cheers to our group classes!

I found an awesome story about encouragement that I thought I would share.

“Margie from Madison, Wisconsin weighed 296 pounds when she started walking in her neighborhood. She says she started by walking about half a block twice a day and that it was incredibly difficult at first. After the second day she had decided to quit but a neighbor encouraged her to continue. Every day she walked the same route but added a little distance each week. She says there were many days when she wanted to quit, but she wanted very badly to lose weight and be healthy. After several months the people in her neighborhood started noticing her consistency and her progress and started giving her compliments and words of encouragement. She said that after a few months of walking, it went from painful to enjoyable. About ten months into her walking program, she began her morning walk as usual, but she noticed people out in their yards. As she passed each yard they were clapping and cheering for her, “go Margie”, “we’re proud of you Margie”, “congratulations Margie!” She said tears of happiness flowed through her entire walk that morning as over a hundred people cheered her on all along her route! Be encouraged!”

This story was found at http://www.alrakoba.net/articles2/showarticle.php?article=47884.

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