race collageThe Fx of weight loss…it’s the missing component in most programs. It’s a factor that could determine your success or failure. What am I talking about? It’s the “friend effect” – let me explain.

I ran a race this past weekend. I hadn’t trained for it, and considered dropping out. But I had signed up with a friend, and I didn’t want to let her down. This was the first race I have ever run WITH a friend. I’ve signed up for other races where friends have been running…but they were in other waves or finished earlier or later than me. I’ll be honest and say it is kinda lonely at the finish line when it’s just me and my medal and thousands of people I don’t know. Even though I have just crossed the finish line and am thrilled to have met a personal goal, there’s no one with which to celebrate. Yes, I can stand around and watch for people I may know…but there’s something different about being on this journey WITH someone. The 10K I did this past weekend was different. I did have a friend to celebrate with me at the finish line. Maybe we didn’t set a personal record for our time but we did the race together and that made this race experience my BEST one to date.

I see the same “Fx” in my challenge groups. Women coming together, cheering each other on, sharing their ups and downs and helping motivate one another. We are made to live in community with one another, to be on this journey of life together. I say it often and I mean it, this journey is more fun with friends. But it’s more than that. It’s that extra push to keep you going. It’s the reassurance on the tough days that we are in this together. It’s the motivation to keep showing up so you don’t disappoint your friend.

Do you need more “Fx” in your journey? Would you consider joining me and being part of one of my challenge groups? I have a new group starting soon and would love to share more details with you. Leave a comment or send me a message using this contact form today!


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