F.I.T. Blog

Are Your Friends Holding You Back From Your Fitness Goals?

By Luke Briggs, CSCS, PN-1, Coach at FIT

Some of our friends want to…

• Watch football and drink all weekend long
• Watch 2-3 hours of Netflix every night instead of working out or meal prepping
• Eat out just about every meal
• Claim they “don’t have time” to exercise or eat well

While they may be perfectly nice people, spending too much time with them is going to get in the way of you achieving your fittest body.

Have you ever heard the saying “You’re the average of the 5 people you spend the most time with?”

It’s so true. And it’s very overlooked when it comes to our health and fitness.

Now, that’s not to say you can never spend time with people who don’t make their health a priority, but you should limit time with friends, family, or co-workers who want to live this way.

Think about the 5 people you spend the most time with. Are they prioritizing their health? Regularly participating at the gym? Making smart decisions when eating? If the answer is “No,” you’ve got to add a few new friends! You can find these people in places like gyms, online communities, or meet-up groups.

To help you achieve your 2018 health and fitness goals, start spending more time with driven, motivated folks who have similar goals as you.