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The only thing worse than trying something new, is trying something new alone. I knew going into this weight loss journey that it would not be easy; however, I know how fulfilling the journey will be if I just stay disciplined long enough to see my returns.

I am fortunate that I have some amazing girlfriends in my life that have my back. I know some of the most selfless women who have taken the time out to help me achieve my fitness goals and work out with me.  

My girlfriends and I have done everything from walking five miles with dogs at the park, to taking group  bootcamp exercise classes together, creating cardio dance routines in my living room, to doing home DVD fitness workouts. I am so grateful for my girlfriends, because there have been some days when I have just wanted to quit and throw in the towel, but I recieved an encouraging Facebook message, text, email or phone call telling me to keep going and how proud they are of me totally shifted my mood.

                                                                         

I even had one of my girlfriends walk up to me at the end of a group bootcamp workout session and encouraged me to take a Zumba class with her at a local gym. I thought that was so awesome that she thought enough to include me. My girlfriends always tell me how much I inspire them to push towards their own personal goals and how proud they are of me.

So today I want to say thank you to every girlfriend out there who has ever given me a tip to better myself, a hug when I was down, an ear when I needed someone to talk to, or pushed me to keep going when I wanted to stop and complain about all the pain I was in. Most importantly girlfriends, thank you for loving me just as I am, flaws and all!!! [But hey….that’s what girlfriends are for right?]

I encourage you to call your girlfriends today and let them know how much you appreciate them for all that they do for you. From achieving a fitness goal to finding a fab pair boots, your girlfriends will be there for you like no other, because girlfriend’s rokk and so do you!

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