From my earlier post, you know the reasons why you need a fitness buddy or a weight loss buddy and how important s/he is in your weight loss journey. But in order to find the perfect person to be your weight loss buddy, you need to prepare your Buddy Checklist and list down all pointers you need to look for in your weight loss buddy.
Your Weight Loss Buddy Checklist is crucial so that you don’t end up making a wrong choice for your buddy. Use the pointers below to find buddy for yourself.
You need a buddy who will give you an honest opinion and whose opinion you can blindly accept. She should not just say things to make you look good (a lot of people do it) or alternatively to demean you unnecessarily, this will adversely affect your confidence levels. The buddy’s role is of great responsibility and therefore, you need to find someone who understands this and takes this role seriously.
Your buddy should be someone you can look up to or who has proven herself in your eyes. If your buddy is constantly making excuses for a workout or does not stick to the plan herself, then she cannot be someone you can rely on. If someone is herself not disciplined, how can you expect her to keep you in discipline and motivate you? A person (like me) who has herself lost weight can be an excellent buddy because I have already proven myself. I can guide you and motivate you in your journey and I am someone you can look up to. So find someone like me. 😎😎
You should have some sort of compatibility with your buddy. Either in terms of your routine or your interests or even your goals. You cannot keep up with a buddy with whom you are not compatible with, it will do you more harm than good.
Your buddy can really make or break your confidence. Yes, that is how important a buddy is. If you have someone who is constantly nagging you or criticising you, it acts as a big demotivation. This can make you lose your confidence big time, which is in no way good for you and the success of the journey. You need a buddy who knows how to strike the right balance between motivating you as well as keeping your ego in place.
Should Not be Egoistic:
A person who is highly egoistic can do a lot of damage to you and make you lose interest in what you are doing and make you quit easily. These people think that what they are doing is absolutely right and are really not flexible at all. There is no way they listen to you or understand your problems. Avoid such people.
Should Not be Overly Competitive:
There are also some people who are overly competitive. Now, healthy competition is good, but if a person is overly competitive, she may give you wrong advise, start hiding things from you and do stuff secretly. People with such traits cannot be good fitness buddies, and you should absolutely tick them off your list.
You definitely need to avoid a person who insists on taking unhealthy shortcuts (like drugs) or has unhealthy or unhygienic habits or only talks without actually proving anything (oh you can find lots like this in this world). Needless to say, STAY AWAY FROM THESE PEOPLE.A Comprehensive Buddy CheckList to find the RIGHT Weightloss Buddy for yourself. Click To Tweet
Leaving you with a Thought:
If you are serious about losing weight, you will need support at each step… and a lot of guidance. If you can’t find someone around you who you can trust enough to make her your buddy, then you can always reach out to me (Visit my Coaching Page for details). I am sure we can figure out a way to work together 🙌🏻🙌🏻
I’ll see you in my next post. XOXO