Having a goal and staying on track is not easy. There are many obstacles along the way. What will help you cross the finish line is having friends and family that support you and help you achieve your goals.
Develop a Support System
You need to surround yourself with people that will encourage and support you. My wife, friends, and family members have supported me throughout my weight loss journey. I could not have done it without them encouraging me every step of the way. They are also not afraid to call me out when I make choices that are preventing me from achieving my goals. You can do it alone, but it is easier with the support of others.
Ask for Help
If friends and family have been through a similar situation, they can offer advice that can save you a ton of time. They can tell you what has worked or not worked for them in the past. Friends and family should help each other out. It’s a give and take relationship.
Ditch the Enablers
There will be people that encourage or enable your bad habits along the way. You need to learn how to tune them out. If you don’t learn self-control in a tempting situation, you will not succeed. If they are not supporting you, ditch them!
Fire your Friends and Family
There will also be people along the way that don’t want you to succeed. This is not only about weight loss. You need to deal with these toxic relationships in all aspects of your life. You will be happier mentally and physically. You need to surround yourself with people that will cheer you on and want you to succeed. Hang out with people that are like-minded and/or support you in your lifestyle choices. Just because they are friends and/or family doesn’t mean you can’t fire them!
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