If you have taken the “healthy lifestyle” challenge I salute you!
A healthy lifestyle is primary component in attaining optimal health. The other two are proper nutrition and proper exercise.
But, do your friends realize that you are embarking on a healthy lifestyle?
Because if they don’t, you need to let them know that you have goals and you need encouragement and support, and nothing else!
In any endeavor that is worth reaching (weight loss, optimal health, financial, business, family, etc.), I am finding that the experts are recommending to get away from ALL negativity, because it will ALWAYS lead to failure.
So, let your friends know that you are SERIOUS and that they should come along for the ride! It isn’t like your new healthy lifestyle wouldn’t benefit them as well, right?
With the summer upon us, some people may be finding that is even MORE difficult to stay on the optimal health track.
Here is an article that gives another perspective on the “are your friends IN or OUT” of the healthy lifestyle challenge. If you do have a friend where this has become a challenge, you might want to get this post to them.
Do Your Friends Realize That You Are Embarking On A Healthy Lifestyle?
This message is not for the people who are trying to stay fit and maintain a healthy lifestyle. This message is for their friends.
No means no. Do not push it.
It is summer time and people want to enjoy the good life. That might mean an extra burger or hotdog or an extra cheat meal. Some want to know: How do you handle the pushy buddy who pushes food your way even when you say no?
“Just try this one doughnut. One doughnut won’t hurt you,” they will say.
If the person says no, don’t push it. You are right. One doughnut won’t hurt you. It is the second or third or fifth one that will.
Sometimes we are in such a zone we do not want to disrupt our momentum. We do not crave sweets. We do not crave salt. We don’t want a burger or fries. We’ve moved away from it. However, that one burger or cookie can lead to a second or third one. It can break your momentum and become a reminder of what you’ve given up.
Don’t push food on people. Offer once and leave it alone. I am all for cheat meals and cookies or whatever you want.
The key is moderation. We cannot have dessert every night. And often times we don’t even want it unless it is pushed upon us.
You can find the rest of the article HERE
Look, if you’re laser focused on attaining optimal health, you will need to let all of your friends know. Let’s be honest, isn’t your health worth it?
I have to say, I believe that the saying; “everything in moderation” has been extremely overused, and in a lot of cases it is the primary reason that people do NOT achieve their goals.
To be fair, that saying might be the most “subjective” statement out there. What in the world does that even mean anymore?!?
Do your friends realize that you are embarking on a healthy lifestyle? (Trust me, their “everything in moderation” is going to be a LOT different than yours)
Let them know, and if it becomes an issue, get them this post. If your friends think your pursuit is a joke, you have a tough decision to make. But, how great of a friend are they if they belittle one of the most important decisions you have ever made?
Have a loved one or friend that this article might benefit? Please pass it on into the social media airwaves!
Any questions? I would love to hear them.