Friendship MOnica McGee fitness girlfriendsDo your girlfriends help you reach your potential? Do they encourage you to live your best life? (Or is that just Oprah and Gayle?!)

Personally, I’m so blessed by the support and encouragement that my friends offer me, that I can’t imagine how I’d get by without it!

A friend of mine, the magnificent Monica McGee, is on a journey. A 99 day journey to ‘fine! She’s  taking control of her life and concentrating on getting healthy and fit over the course of three months. And, of course, she is sharing it with her girlfriends in a blog and by inviting them to join her.

Here’s her guest blog on:

My Girlfriends Got My Back!! [Day 78 and I Am Feeling Great!]

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 who 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 workout 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 received an encouraging Facebook message, text, email or phone call telling me to keep going and how proud they are of me which 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 rock and so do you!

Do your girlfriends help you stay fit? Do they inspire you to be healthier? How? Share and inspire!

Thanks Monica for sharing this guest blog and your girlfriend gratitude! And cheer on our girlfriend Monica by visiting her blog – 99 Days to Fine! YEAH MONICA!!!!

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3 Responses to Fitness Friends | or … Girlfriends who've Got Your Back!

  1. Rat zodiac says:

    It is lucky and so blessing that we have girlfriends!

  2. Pingback: Girlfriends - Give Thanks | Girlfriend Gratitude, Thankful Thursday | Girlfriendology

  3. I had a difficult time being intimate with my girlfriends when I was a young adult, I believe partly due to my extremely dysfunctional upbringing. However over the years, my relationship with God has helped my heart change and my spirit to open to the love of my girlfriends. Life is so much better now, I am so grateful to be a woman and to celebrate our gift for love and compassion. Thank you girlfriendology for this awesome platform!

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