One of the toughest challenges when it comes to losing weight is the people we spend our time with. This could be friends, family or even people in work.
And the thing is they really can have an effect on the results that we get and how we feel about ourselves.
We all know that it’s hard enough to change yourself but when you have people around you that are trying to get you off the healthy eating wagon or come to the pub instead of doing some exercise after work it can be really put a dent in your efforts.
Usually it’s a family member or a loved one and the phrases used are usually the same.
“Ahh go on, just 1 insert drink / cake /crisp / chocolate won’t hurt you.”
“Sure you only live once, you can start back on it tomorrow”
Then there are the ones who try and sabotage you when you are actually getting great results
“don’t lose too much or you will look too thin”
“you don’t want to turn into a fitness fanatic”
These people are all well-meaning and want to see you being happy so why do they feel the need to try and put the brakes on your efforts.
Well the way I see it is that generally humans don’t like change and they feel threatened if someone they are close to starts to change. Part of this I guess is that this is more to do with them than you.
The other reason is jealousy and they can see you making changes that they want to make but wont. So they try and sabotage you. I see this all the time.
If you are trying and you find this happening the best thing to do is ignore them. At the end of the day you want to change for you.
You get to choose your future and hopefully it’s a happy healthy one with friends that are supportive of what you want to do. If people are not supportive of what you want you should move on.
Life is too short to have people around you that bring you down so don’t let them
PS I’m working hard on my new 12 week Transform for 2014 Plan that I’ll be launching just before Christmas.
I’m only taking on 10 people though so keep an eye out on future emails on how you can sign up and not miss out.