Tuesday, June 17, 2014
"Not everyone will understand your journey. That's fine. It's not their journey to make sense of. It's yours."
I saw this quote today and it led me to write this blog. It really applies to those of us on this journey to a healthier lifestyle. Whether you want to lose weight, tone up, maintain or simply make better choices to aid you in your daily well being, this quote applies to you.
We have all been there, we have family, friends or a loved one that we tell about our goals and in return we get the forever routine response. "You're not fat why would you want to lose." My other fav is "It's a holiday, you can take ONE day can't you."
While we are all choosing our new lifestyle that does not always mean that those around us will support us. I have seen and read it all. "My family doesn't understand." "My friends tell me I am not fat why am I trying to lose weight." My personal fav is :"Just cause your doing it you better not expect me too."
These are all natural responses from outsiders. Those who choose not to follow a healthy lifestyle think that those of us who do are Out of our minds. Some of our family and friends do in fact support us. e can even get them involved and they start their own path to well being but what do we do for those who don't?
When you are faced with the adversity, the non support you must remember this quote. Print it out put it up around the house or on your phone. Write it in every planner, do what you need to make this quote stick because in the end it is is correct. This is YOUR journey, YOUR choice. When you are not getting that motivation or support from others, remember this quote and use it to regain your motivation. You are doing this for yourself, you are worth it.
You may end up surprised at how many of the "not me" people will follow once they see how fabulous you truly are. If they do not, remember they have chosen their journey.
What path will you choose?