It’s no secret that exercise plays an important role in the lives of the most successful people. When I lost my sparkle last year, part of the problem stemmed from my loss ofa4e52acaa9e540cb977b6a6f0970cdc7 motivation to work out.  I’ve worked out consistently for most of my life. It makes me feel good and gives me time just to be alone with my thoughts. Sweat and the treadmill create a great problem solving environment.

Recently,  I was chatting with a very successful friend of mine. We were openly talking about the good and the bad and discussing options for improvement.  When I got to how unhappy I had become with my lack of drive to exercise and excessive weight gain,  she said these super simple words.  “Well,  that’s what walking is good for.  Should we be digital accountability partners?” A few days later I re-joined the gym and starting making the effort.  I also started reading a book she recommended called The Miracle Morning. It served as my necessary reminder that exercise is not just important, it’s crucial.

It’s absolutely crazy how much better I feel.  There hasn’t been an ounce of weight loss yet,  but the energy,  drive, confidence and commitment have been so welcome.

I think it’s safe to say that another little piece of my sparkle had been found. Remember,  you are the sum of the five people you surround yourself with. I have some amazing people in my life that I forget I can lean on when I need to.

Stop telling people you’re fine! Open yourself up to receive advice and encouragement.