As pool parties are amping up, so too are people’s body insecurities. I haven’t seen one pool invite without someone commenting on how no one can judge how they look in a swimsuit or how they’d hoped to be in better shape by this point or how they will just come but not swim. I, too, find myself in this same boat. Despite working out somewhat consistently, one big thing was missing this year. This year, I tried to go it alone.
With so many other things on my plate, I just couldn’t commit to a regular workout schedule or routine. So I ran alone early in the mornings before the rest of the family needed me, did yoga in my living room, and squeezed in 10 minute spurts throughout the day whenever possible. This just wasn’t enough to get me where I want to be this summer, physically OR mentally. In reality, I’ve made some of my best friends through fitness. From high school teammates, to college workout buddies, to casual tennis or walking meetups, I tend to bond through the sweat! The few times I did workout with a friend this year, I realized how much I was truly missing in other ways as well.