Getting active with friends is an amazing way to inspire each other, have fun, and connect . . . as long as your friends understand the benefits of working out. When loved ones say discouraging things like "What's the point?" or "I hate the gym," it can be tempting to switch up the healthy plans you've set in place.
How to handle: So, you won't necessarily be able to convert everyone into a gym rat, but an easy yoga class, a scenic hike, or a long walk full of window shopping might be more everyone's speed. Continue to keep the option open — especially with those reliable friends you know would make great workout buddies. Once your posse sees the benefits your body is reaping from your new schedule, they might change their tune.