SupportPosted: November 8, 2011
This year when I decided to take my health into my own hands, I never expected that one of the hardest parts of my journey would be the reaction from several family and friends. I had suffered for a long time so I just assumed everyone would be happy and supportive that I finally figured out the cause of my medical issues. This wasn’t the case and I was actually surprised at the few that seemed to have a problem with my newfound health. Since then, I’ve been told it’s always the one’s you’d least expect and that’s the truth!
So, I’m learning how to put those people’s negative energy behind me and I made a mental note to be careful around them in the future. That’s all you can do, right? I’m telling you this so you are prepared for when you start your own health and wellness journey. Maybe you have already run into this kind of situation (if so, please reply with how you handled it). You learn quickly who your true friends are and what family members you can rely on.
Reasons friends or family would not want you to succeed:
*If a person isn’t changing (themselves) then they are really not growing and your own success could bring this to the forefront of their own lives. Maybe they are having unexplained health issues, weight loss struggles or they just can’t motivate themselves to do something new to improve their lives.
*They have an image in their head of how you should be and they don’t want you to be any different.
*Misery loves company. If you can’t share in the same feelings of frustration anymore, they may feel they have nothing in common with you.
People who want you to succeed are people who accept you for who you are. They accept the fact that you are constantly changing and growing. This does not threaten them and I’m proud to say I have a massive amount of people who ARE supporting me!
To all of you….
THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU! xoxoxo