CNY Biggest Loser? How teamwork helps you stay motived

Barb St. Pierre, Darryl's trainer

We continue to follow our local Biggest Loser contestant. Darryl Sanford is a 41-year-old father of 5 who is taking on the challenge of his life. He has learned to incorporate exercise into his daily routine. He credits much of his success to his fellow Loser teammates, who help keep him motivated to work out everyday.

Do you find yourself struggling to stay motivated when you exercise? You set goals for yourself but just can't seem to keep the attention you would like while working out? Sometimes we lose focus when we workout by ourselves. A simple solution: workout with a buddy!

Having a friend to workout with encourages you to push yourself and keep going when you want to quit. Whether it's just with one other person or a whole group of people, you are more likely to reach your goals and not give up so quickly when you're not alone.

When you workout with a buddy, you push each other to keep going. Sometimes it even pushes you to go further, and see how far you can really go. It gives you more confidence and a reason to overcome your biggest struggles. You give yourself the "if your friend can do it, so can you attitude".

Time seems to go by a lot quicker too when you have someone to talk to. Instead of being alone thinking about your favorite TV show while you're on a walk, walk with a friend and see how quickly the time passes.

A workout buddy also keeps you on schedule with your workout. It's easy to hit the snooze button and skip a workout, or choose ice cream over the treadmill. A workout buddy will help keep you committed to your goals. You don't want to let your friend down, and in turn, you won't let yourself down.

Make working out fun. Exercising with a friend is guaranteed to keep you motivated, challenge and push you, and most of all keep you on track with the goals you have set for yourself.

Leave your words of encouragement for Darryl below. You can also see the support he TMs getting on his Facebook page by clicking here.