Does your GNO stand for Girls Noshing to Obesity? I know it stands for Girls Night Out usually, but you will see why I renamed it later. This is a study you may find interesting. When a person in the study became obese, there was a 40% increased risk their sibling would become obese too. And for the spouse, there was a 37% increased risk.
Here's the most interesting part. When your friend becomes obese, you have a 57% increased risk yourself! And if your friend was of the same gender, that jumped to 71%!  That is crazy, but it does make sense.
Think about the social events you go to or the things you do with your friends. How many of those events involve physical activity and healthy eating? For the most part it is dinner and drinks with little regard for caloric intake.
GNO's are awesome and really can help with stress, but can sabotage your fitness program. So what do you do? Try to be the leader, not the follower. Be the one who orders the healthy meal, doesn't eat 4 loaves of bread or 4 baskets of chips while they wait.
And here is a way to really be a leader. Are you signed up for the Dirty Girl Mud Run? It is a woman only race through mud, water, and other obstacles. Should be a ton of fun and a great way to have a healthy outing with your friends. We have a bunch from boot camp signed up for the one that is in Birmingham on March 9th, just let me know if you want to join us.   To help you get ready for this event, we have aspecial 8 week class starting this Saturday January 12. This will be a little more hard core than regular boot camp and will involve more running. So even if you aren't doing the race you can get some great training in on the weekends.   Sign up today ----->Dirty Girl Training