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In order to stay accountable for my running, I registered for a race and told everyone I knew about it! I knew I would not want to let myself down and have to tell everyone that I couldn't complete the race because I couldn't commit to the training.
When I finally realized that my friend isnít trying to constantly sabotage or belittle my health plan efforts out of malice, things improved. I took a step back, stopped taking it personally, and realized that my healthy lifestyle is making her feel uncomfortable and self conscious about her unhealthy choices, even though I would never say anything or judge her for her choices. Changing to a healthier lifestyle is hard for everyone, even your friends. Donít boot them. Try to understand them.
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