What makes a TRUE friend!
Thursday, October 24, 2013
I must admit, I have a lot of friends....good true blue friends.
I also have HEALTHY LIFESTYLE TRUE BLUE FRIENDS....and they are sort of rare, but ones I value with all my heart.
My oldest online friend is Susie....we go back from BLC website days from 07. We keep in contact every day. We text our food and how are day is going. Because of our friendship, we had to get the UNLIMITED texting plan! LOL....yet...as frugal as I am....it is so worth the extra 10/month.
I have two other food buddies.....Dot and Kim. We post our food at day's end.
I am lucky to have them. I cannot imagine my life without these three.
NEVER in my WILDEST dreams would I have think of having a fitness buddy! NEVER!
We have been friends for awhile now. Heather has always made my day with her humor and honesty. She is a true pal and I can be my true MEAN self at times! LOL! and yet...she still likes me! HA!
We are fitness buds now. We both have SPAT and have named them. Heather may be 20 years older than myself, but we are on the same LEVEL as far as fitness goes. I am NOT sure what that says about ME...but it sure says a lot about her! I want to be like Heather when I grow up. She may be retired, but she is one active son of a gun!
WHY ARE WE SO COMPATIBLE?
Yes..the same level, but it goes BEYOND that. She doesn't lie or exaggerate her accomplishments. She pushes me. We have set up our own goals to get that GLOW on SPAT and that is what we strive for each and every day. ( weekends are not always an option..LOL).
The days I do more than she does...she is PROUD of me. Says so. If I am lower..she is STILL encouraging. I am the same for her.
Just recently.....someone who I once considered a friend......said I don't REALLY exercise....I just walk.....
For the most part...I do just walk.......so that part is true.
I could go on a whole tangent on that subject matter, but I won't. I know differently.....and that is all that matters.
In the past, I would have been hurt....I would have been angry.
Now....I just don't care.
Some people have to put down others to make them feel better about themselves. Really quite sad actually.
and you know what? People like that are not friends....at least not one I once considered a friend...more like an aquaintence now.
and you know what?
It is alright.
Too many people are toxic without them knowing or meaning to be....and......they may never change. The art is knowing when to let them go without regrets...or guilt. They may mean well..but ...they are a slow poison in your system.
True friends.....support you ....cheer you on....and even set you straight when you need it.....but ...to tear you down to make them feel better about themselves.....
NOPE....not in my world. Not anymore.
HEY...got 17948 in steps today...walked 8.9 miles....
YEP...got my exercise in......
and PROUD OF IT.
My legs and feet.......they KNOW my walking was real!