I was thinking this morning about peer pressure. Good and bad and how it relates to the gym life. It actually started with thinking about politics, and how I sleepy I was, and then about goals.
My flexible goal for myself fitness’wise is to workout in some fashion four times a week – because that’s a majority of days- and to hit my FitBit goals every day. -12,000 steps, 10 flights of stairs and 30 active minutes. I give myself flexibility not because I am weak and look for an easy out but because I have learned that I don’t have to prove anything to anyone and I need to be able to listen to my own body and disease.
At the gym there is a Facebook group or two and tons of encouragement. One of the things the lovely owner Lindsey does is encourage people to post their weekly goals and to then be accountable. I am fascinated by the peer mentality when she does this!
Wait – gotta go change clothes so I can work out.
See, there you go. Excellent example. All dressed to go work out and my sad chemo’d body has other ideas. Two sick to go. Guess it will be a treadmill day, and a three workout week for me. Annoying. I do not like not having a choice.
So, as I was saying it is very interesting to watch people on the group as they start listing their goals. You will see friends start having matching goals. It adds such a great element of support, and it becomes a peer pressure situation because you want to do what your friends are doing!
I have noticed lately that people are getting more comfortable publicly supporting Trump and his craziness as well. I think it is the same thing. Or maybe when it is something like that it should be labeled mob mentality.
Alrighty, one more round of drugs then maybe the Treadmill.