At the beginning, I ran into this all the time. But as my friends and family learned that I was serious about it, they stopped pressuring me so much. I also think that at the beginning, I was more defensive about my own behavior change. Now that it's a part of me, I don't feel like I am "explaining". It's just who I am.
So your friends and family will learn, and you will "grow into it". Change doesn't happen overnight. Keep going. You are worth the effort!
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