Over the course of fall-winter 2017, I was able to get my fitness journey on track and maintain it. Then life changes occur, my husband relocated and although I tried for the most part I kept falling off track. So much so, I regained some of the weight, my sleep habit was out of whack and what workout routine?? The food brought in wasn’t as controlled and after a while I just gave in and indulged.
Evaluating your circle isn’t always at the forefront of our minds when we think about our fitness journey. However, it is imperative that you have this thought and conversation with yourself.
Now, this is not to say that you isolate yourself from your circle simply because they are not on the journey with you, or that you cannot go out for a bite with them. It means instead that you may have to have an honest conversation with those close to you informing them of your goals and your plan of action. Who knows, they might be thinking about taking the same steps and you may have found for yourself a partner.
Another step in the right direction is learning to say no, it’s not a bad thing to say no to others, in an effort to ensure that you remain track. The thing about having a respectful and supportive circle is that they will respect and value your choices and if they in someway propose something that may not be right for you, a no will not offend them.
This is also a great time to turn up your hosting game, this allows you to control the level of temptation around you when it comes to food. By hosting a few events I was able to ensure I had a mix of options available and I also knew what was in my food which is a big perk of prepping them, thus keeping it within my dietary requirements.
I hope this post gets you thinking a bit more about who you keep close throughout this journey, and how they or you may be accidentally sabotaging your progress.
Thank you for stopping by and remember
” Most good relationships are built on mutual trust and respect.” – Mona Sutphen