Ah, it's February: the month of love poems, flowers, and romance. In the process of going from a very happy-to-be-on-the-couch “before” to a can’t-get-enough-veggies “after,” I’ve found that falling in love with healthy living is very much like falling in love with a person. So rather than stress about all the mixed signals and cryptic text messages, shift your focus and apply all the rules of dating to your health and fitness goals.
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Most women don’t go to the club alone; they grab a couple friends before heading out on the town. That’s because when it comes to hitting on someone, it’s nice to have a wingwoman to help you out and make you look good. Similarly, a good wingwoman can make all the difference in your new healthy lifestyle. Taking a girlfriend with you to a Zumba class
can boost your confidence, and having a gym buddy for early morning workouts is seriously motivating.
If you don’t have a real-life gym buddy, don’t underestimate the power of online communities. Your perfect wingwoman might be someone you find on Twitter or in a weight-loss forum.