As you travel on this path to a healthier you, don't let others force you to choose between what you know is right and healthy for you and what they want you to do. There are some things that should never be compromised and what is best for you is one of them!
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Well compromise really is simple-once you apply it properly!!! I've always tried to consider myself a concious eater, and eat in moderation. Since losing my pregnancy weight and learning how difficult it is to take off (in relation to put on!!) I've learned it is more then just moderation, it is about how to compromise with yourself and what you really "Want" to eat and "Need" to eat....Ate waffles for breakfast, and nixed the carbs at lunch by cutting out the wrap with my chicken..simple :)
Never look at this lifestyle change as making a compromise; the only compromise your making is an unhealthy lifestyle for a healthy one and unhealthy foods for healthy foods. In other words you are compromising a shorter life for a longer one.
Conversation: I Ask A Question, You Answer/You Ask A Question, I Answer. Repeat.
Nothing is worse than trying to drag a conversation out of someone...especially if it is someone you are forced to socialize with. If someone asks you a question, answer thoughtfully and use more than "I don't know" or monosyllabic answers. At the very least, ask a question back. Example below...
Me: Hey, how was your day today? You: (Bad) Okay. (Good) It was great, we did XYZ and ABC. How was yours? (Compromise) Okay, how was yours? Me: (In response to "Good"/"Compromise") We did 123 and 456. What do you have planned for tomorrow? You: (Bad) Nothing. (Good) Not much, cleaning. You?
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